Web-famous Decorah eagle welcomes first eaglet of 2018

Decorah, Iowa – A popular website focused on a bald eagle’s nest in northeast Iowa is getting even more attention than usual this week. John Howe is executive director of the Raptor Resource Project, which runs the bald eagle webcam near the Decorah Trout Hatchery. He says an egg that was laid February 21 began opening up late last Friday. By Easter Sunday morning, an eaglet cracked out of the shell.

D29 is the first eaglet born this year to the bird known worldwide as Mom Decorah.

There are two more eggs in Mom Decorah’s nest and Howe noticed a small hole developing in one of them on Monday morning.

Mom Decorah is believed to be around 15 years old. The young eaglets will remain in the nest through the summer, likely dispersing sometime between August and October.

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