The Decorah eagles are nesting near the Decorah Trout Hatchery, located at 2325 Siewers Spring Rd in Decorah, IA. The female is known as Mom and the male is known as DM2 (for the second Decorah male eagle). In general, they begin courtship in October, productive mating in late January or early February, and egg-laying in mid to late February. Hatching usually begins in late March to early April, and the eaglets fledge in mid-to-late June. While young usually disperse between August and October, the adults remain on territory year round. They eat live and and dead fish, squirrels, other birds, rabbit, muskrat, deer, possum and anything else they can catch or find.
Nest Is Located In Decorah, Iowa
2016 Nesting Record
Egg #1: 2/18/16 @ 8:28 PM
Egg #2: 2/21/16 @ 7:46 PM
Egg #3: 2/25/16 @ 6:59 PM
D24 Hatch: 03/29/16. First look at 6:22AM
D25 Hatch: 03/31/16, 3:15PM CDT
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