Re: Iowa Bald Eagles ready to hatch their eggs. LIVE!
12-29-2011 09:22:25 PM
Do a little search there on the site and there is a "slide show" of stills that show mom and dad working occasionally on the nest. According to the folks who run the project, the adults don't spend much time around the nest during the winter.
More fascinating is the fact that Bald Eagle D-1....the one that has the transponder on her....has returned to a spot just a few miles east of her starting point (where she was hatched) outside of Decorah, IA. She made a 700 mile trip since leaving the area....all the way to northern Minnesota with time spent also in Wisconsin. Have a look at the latest map.
Of the three eaglets that were hatched last spring D-1 is the only one with the transponder attached to it. It will be interesting to see if D-1 returns to the nest or the immediate area where the parents still remain.
I guess I'm especially interested in this Decorah project because, before my retirement, I was state director of tourism for Iowa. So I'm familiar with the area.
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