Decorah eagles move to new nest, will be offline this season
Additional cameras could be installed near birds’ new nest given enough support from the public, nearby landowners
DECORAH (AP) — Much to the dismay of birdwatchers both in Iowa and around the world, the Decorah eagles have moved to a new nest and will be offline for much of this year.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports the eagles have built a new nest about 400 feet from their old one. They have been watched throughout the world thanks to a camera that provided streaming video over the Internet.
Pat Schlarbaum, a biologist with the Department of Natural Resources’ wildlife diversity program, calls eagles “compulsive nest builders” and says their move isn’t related to cameras that have documented their lives since 2007.
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