Sunday, April 3, 2011

Decorah Eaglets #1 and #2 Have Hatched

Two of the eaglets a the Decorah nest have hatched, one on 4/2 and one on 4/3.

April 2: 1st eagle has barely hatched in this photo. Notice the cracked shell still in the nest. 

Later in the day, the eaglet was fed some rabbit. I think the eaglets look like little aliens at this point. Wait until you see how fast they grow. Two more eggs to hatch.

Bob Anderson of the Raptor Resource Group that is responsible for putting the camera on this nest periodically zooms so we can get some great closeups of the eagles. Good camera work, Bob!

April 3: This morning both eagles were on the nest - there were lots of birds around making a lot of noise.

April 3: We get our first peak at the second eaglet - it's right behind #1 here. See what I mean about looking like little aliens? The eyes are black and so is the beak.

Mom eagle is ready for a nap this morning - must have had a busy night with the hatching of #2.

Click here if you would like to watch the Decorah eagles. More than 145,000 people from all over the world have logged on at one time to watch the Decorah eagles. There have been nearly 7 million page views of this site so far. This is watching nature at its very best! The arrival of the second eaglet even made Good Morning America this morning.

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