DECORAH, IOWA EAGLES
We started following this first nest about the middle of February…Decorah Iowa Eagles
Egg #1: 2/20/17 @ 7:30 PM. Video here! https://youtu.be/GFBGvWoYVoI
Egg #2: 2/23/17 @ 6:18 PM. Video here! https://youtu.be/rDZ8IL1CX2s
Egg #3: 2/27/17 @ 7:03 PM. Video here! https://youtu.be/fBJWSyCp6qk
We just started following this set of eagles. The second nest in Decorah, Iowa is the Decorah North Eagles…Decorah North Eagles
Egg #1: 2/19/17 @ 5:53 PM CT
Egg #2: 2/22/17 @ 3:09 PM CT
Egg #3: 2/25/17 @ 5:12 PM CT
I truly have loved sharing the websites of the two different Bald Eagle nests in Decorah, Iowa with my students. We always take time during our snack break at 10:00 a.m. to see what is happening with them. Both sets of eagles have 3 eggs they are waiting on to hatch. It has been over a month since the eggs were laid. Both sets of eagles so they should be hatching soon!
They have a great tutorial on you tube about how to tell the difference between mom and dad eagle. It has made a difference with my students. Here is the tutorial video…How to tell the difference between mom and dad eagle. My students are always coming into the classroom with a new fact they learned about eagles at home.
- Some Eagle Facts:
- Both mom and dad take turns sitting on the eggs
- Mom is larger than dad eagle
- Dad looks like he is wearing eye liner
- Young bald eagles are not bald
- Only found in North America
- Bald eagle nests are 2-4 feet deep and 4-5 feet wide.
- Bald Eagles don’t sweat…so they need to use other ways to stay cool like panting, staying in the shade or holding their wings away from their body
- Their talons are important for hunting and fishing
- The beak and talons grow continuously, because they are made of keratin, the same substance as our hair and fingernails
- The beak of a female eagle is deeper (distance from top to chin) than the beak of a male
- The bald eagle is the only eagle confined to North America
- The average bald eagle lives for about 15-20 years but it is possible for some to live over 30 years old