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#332214 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Everything is going as well as can be expected for now. The two juveniles, are now referred to as D4 (D19) and D5 (D18).
They have been observed flying much more, and doing very well. Catching the thermals, and staying aloft longer.
Still staying near the city mulch piles, but mostly staying in the trees, and only hanging out to socialize, and get food from dad.
This picture was taken yesterday, 7/5, after the transmitter was placed on the second juvenile.

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D20 is doing well. Making progress. It is now eating on it's own, and appears to be healthy.
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#332496 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Another great photo of the juveniles on the mulch pile. Taken 7/6. Much easier to see the transmitters in this picture.
By all reports, they are doing very well.

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Re: Baby Bald Eagle Camera !

#332521 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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#332648 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Terrible news. Another unnecessary death. Breaks my heart.

Just posted on the RRP FaceBook page;
7-8-14 ~ We are Heartbroken to Announce the Electrocution of our Male Juvenile Decorah Eaglet (EWOT / believed to be D18)
Bob Anderson has released this statement:
"This morning the one young 2014 male eagle was seen soaring high over the bluff near Decorah compost site. We were all impressed by his flying skill. We believe that the young eagle was on his way back to the compost site when he attempted to land on the power pole about 1/2 mile from the compost site. This was a high transmission power pole and the eaglet suffered burns on its wing (wrist) and singed feathers on his feet. The electricity either entered through its feet and out the wing or vice versa, and his wing was nearly severed.We are all very saddened as his flying prowess led us to believe that we would have a long lived male eagle to compliment the data from our famous D1".
You may recall the Decorah eagles D12 and D14 were both electrocuted in 2012, and while many of the power poles around the nest and hatchery were retrofitted, not all poles in Decorah were, and this pole was quite a distance from the nest tree.
We will have more information tomorrow as we learn more.
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Re: Baby Bald Eagle Camera !

#332649 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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#333551 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Haven't done any updates in awhile. They talked a lot about how, and why the juvenile eagle was killed.
They determined it probably flew into the wire, rather than try to land on it. And it was killed instantly.
It doesn't seem like much could have been done to prevent it. These things will occasionally happen.
Which is a sad reality.

This is a picture of D18, taken on the morning of it's last day. One of the last pictures of him.

D18-3.jpg


The moderated chat has ended. They are leaving the camera on at the nest for a few more days.
It looks sad, so empty. The nest is beginning to look like a garden, it's been unused so long.

D19, which has been renamed D4, is still doing well. Mom and dad are feeding her and watching.
She's flying very well now, and will eventually leave the area, in search of her own territory.

EaglemomanddadwithD4.jpg


EagleFamilyJuly14-2.jpg


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EagleFamilyJuly14-1.jpg


All those pictures are dated between 7/10, and 7/12.

D20, is still doing well in re-hab, at the S.O.A.R. facility. The doctor will be examining him later this week.
Progress looks good.

That's it for now.
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#333654 2 months, 2 weeks ago
A couple more pictures from yesterday. 7/14. These photographs are amazing,
and I can't thank the photographers enough for sharing.

This is D4 (D19) She's a beautiful bird.

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I'll post a few pictures once in awhile, as they become available.
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#333692 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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#333694 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Tried to post four times.
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#333695 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Webcam is on the old nest. That's all I was trying to post. Stupid board. Really wears on your patience.
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