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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, May 23 2016 @ 01:53 AM EDT  
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For those of you who are familiar with SOAR and the juvie Decorah (D20) I have an update and a picture today Grin



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The SOAR gang has been very busy but we have made it through the many spring programs and patient admits! Kay has been working with Decorah too, (in addition to caring for patients and doing programs) and here he is looking handsome on 21 May in his weathering area.


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By: PRFDAL (offline) on Thursday, June 02 2016 @ 03:10 PM EDT  
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Very sad situation and news from the Decorah North nest. Lots more information on the RRP site and some like below from Twizz's site. The post below was the original.

Another reminder to take care of Mother Earth in responsibly in all we do.

Tragedy strikes the Decorah North Nest possible poisoning and DNN2 has apparently passed away

Oh no. I tuned in to find a very tough situation unfolding at the Decorah North Nest this afternoon. The Raptor Resource Project (RRP) folks first posted that they were closely monitoring what looked like a possible poisoning situation affecting the eagle family at the nest, and had taken the cam offline. Later, they posted that it appears that DNN2 has passed away. I will include below what they wrote in both posts on their Facebook page. The picture above was taken earlier today before the tragic events were evident.


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By: JudyB (offline) on Thursday, June 02 2016 @ 03:59 PM EDT  
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Thanks for bringing this information here, Portia, and I'm afraid we never did set up a thread for this new nest, so while some of us knew about the events at the Decorah North nest, they did fall through the cracks here.

DNN2 died May 25, possibly from something toxic fed to him or her; the adult female also appeared to be quite ill initially, but happily has recovered, and the Raptor Resource Project got the necessary permits to remove DNN2's body from the nest for testing, and so that it would not be eaten by the other eagles, possibly harming them as well. I have not seen any results yet (and they said it might be a while) - and Mom, Dad and DNN1 all seem fine, which is a big relief as we initially thought we might lose the whole family.

It has been a very hard year at this nest - and I'm keeping fingers crossed that DNN1 will continue to thrive.
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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, June 03 2016 @ 07:27 PM EDT  
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A bit of happier news from the regular Decorah nest. D24 has branched on June 1st---check out this adorable picture!


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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, June 04 2016 @ 06:02 PM EDT  
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Here is the other little explorer! D25 out on his branch today! Grin


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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, July 05 2016 @ 08:48 PM EDT  
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Elyse Badamy- to Decorah Eagles

On the morning of 6/30/16 just before 6am D24 was successfully captured. Stepping out of the hoop after eating fish placed within.D24s feet were snared. RRP moved in with swift precision, untangled his feet and whisked him off to the shed to be fitted w/a GPS Transmitter and banded. In about 45 minutes a hooded D24 was brought out in his new bling and released, flying off to the pines.


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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, July 05 2016 @ 08:55 PM EDT  
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Raptor Resource Project ---


July 5 2016~ Second Tracking Transmitter Application


Raptor Resource Project (RRP) would like to announce the successful banding, transmitter application, and release of the juvenile Decorah Bald Eagle known as D25.

This morning at 5:45AM, RRP Board Members Brett Mandernack (of Eagle Valley Nature Preserve) and David Lynch, and Carole Mandernack (from Eagle Valley Nature Preserve) and Ryan Schmitz (wildlife technician from Eagle Valley Nature Preserve), captured D25 for the purpose of applying a GPS tracking transmitter and leg band. D25 was found to be in great health, and was determined to be a male (using measurements of the beak, tarsus, and hallux talon) with a weight of approximately 7.5 pounds. The capture process went very smoothly and D25 was released back at the Decorah Fish Hatchery at approximately 7:00AM.

Both D24 and D25 were observed riding the thermals above the Decorah Eagles nests several times this afternoon, and were joined by one of the adults around noon. The process used to capture D25 was the same used for his sibling D24 on June 30, 2016, resulting in a quick and safe capture.

D25 will now join D24 in the Eagle Valley Nature Preserve Bald Eagle migration and travel study that has been ongoing since 1999, providing valuable data that will help ensure the preservation of Bald Eagles within the Mississippi Valley flyway, and other areas.

We would like to thank all of the RRP fans for their support and we look forward to learning more about the travels of D25 along with you!

David Lynch
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Pictured: (L-R) David Lynch, Brett Mandernack with D25, Carole Mandernack, Ryan Schmitz
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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, July 17 2016 @ 11:43 AM EDT  
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Redgrammy Olson---- to Decorah Eagles

"Decorah" (D20) at the ATF event SOAR presentation. Luther College campus- Decorah, Iowa on July 16, 2016 (approx 70 peeps in attendance) and all were quiet, respectful and stayed back away from him. I heard him Squee like a Big Boy Eagle. He is 8.5 pounds and adjusting very well as an Ambassador Eagle.


D20 (Decorah) is the eagle who can't grow feathers making him unreleasable. So happy that he is doing well!!


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