Raptor Resource Project


I discovered this site because I receive group e-mails from a cousin who is now home schooling her young two daughters due to the coronavirus.  Their grandmother sent this site for the children.  I spent hours yesterday checking on this pair of eagles hatching their eggs.  It can take up to 24 hours or more for a baby to break free of an egg.  You can even watch them at night.  They are so patient.  They take turns going off to hunt.  When they change jobs, you can catch a glimpse of the eggs.  When the eagle on the nest shifts a bit, you can also see what’s happening beneath the parent’s body.  Sometimes you can hear sweet cheeps between the parents and encouraging cheeps to their babies.  It is so amazing, but, like the eagles, you have to be patient.  Today the eaglets are breaking free of the eggs.  Life goes on!  https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

10 comments on “Raptor Resource Project”

  1. This is weirdly addictive. Nothing happens until something happens, and when something happens it’s a jolt. A big yawn, a lifting of wings and resettling, a vocalization… Thanks, Barbara!

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  2. I’ve had this on for a few days and the early morning has been the best. I’ve seen two feedings this morning – fascinating to watch. A great diversion. Yesterday I saw the dad eagle bring a bunch of fish — it was magical!


  3. The last egg may start hatching tomorrow! It can take 24 hours or more. It’s amazing to see a baby hatch! One of the moderator’s in the chat reported that breaking free of its shell is the hardest thing an eagle ever has to do!


  4. Yes, I’ve been watching some every day, too. Nine fish in just under 15 minutes! But flies come with decomposing fish flesh, so dad may be regretting his gusto.

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