N0 or the first nest, built sometime before 2006, was built by Dad and his original mate, OM. N1 or the second nest, built largely or entirely by Dad and his current mate Mom, was started in late 2006.Mom and Dad left N1 in 2012 and started working on N2, about 500 feet away from N1. Neil Rettig came up with the idea of building a nest not far from N2's old location to see if the eagles would adopt it. The nests are in cottonwood trees on private property near the Decorah Fish Hatchery (operated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources), on the banks of the babbling waters of Trout Run in extreme northeast Iowa.Our online educational classroom can be found at Raptor Resource Project Links Our website: facebook: https:// Resource Project/ Our blog: Our forum: Merchandise: Bob Anderson, director of the Raptor Resource Project, passed away on July 27, 2015. BALD EAGLE NEST ETIQUETTE This is not intended to be an absolutely complete list, please remember to use common sense—these are wild raptors with a natural fear of humans, let’s keep them that way!! Wildlife face a lot of dangers we can't do anything about, but this one we can!Bald eagles can be very sensitive to human behavior, and what may seem innocuous to a human may disturb an eagle; humans are still the biggest threat to eagles. For information about lead-free hunting and fishing, check out: The Decorah eagle nest was featured in a PBS Nature series program, “American Eagle,” that premiered in November 2008.The first place is D for the Decorah, Iowa, nest site.
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Here is a bigreddiggy video about the differences: Telling the difference between Mom and Dad. They have been together since the winter of 2007-2008. Once an eagle reaches maturity at 5 years of age, there is no way to determine their age if they have not been tracked prior to turning 5.
The female's markings at that time indicated that she was about 4 years old. Here's a link to the feather changes that occur in an eagle's first years before they mature. They successfully hatched and fledged 2 eaglets in 2008, 3 in 2009, 3 in 2010, 3 in 2011, 3 in 2012, 3 in 2013, 3 in 2014, 3 in 2015, and 2 in 2016.
About the Raptor Resource Project The Decorah Eagle cam is brought to you by the Raptor Resource Project, which specializes in the preservation of falcons, eagles, ospreys, hawks, and owls.
We create, improve, and directly maintain over 50 nests and nest sites, provide training in nest site creation and management, and develop innovations in nest site management and viewing that bring people closer to the natural world.
Transmitter studies The Raptor Resource Project attached transmitters to six bald eagles: D1 from 2011, D14 from 2012, Indy from 2014, Four from 2014, and D24 and D25 from 2016.