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2 eaglets in Decorah bald eagle nest die

Decorah, Iowa (AP) – A group that keeps an eye on the eagle population in Iowa says two eaglets at a nest in Decorah have died.

A pathogen carried by blackflies, coupled with recent high heat and humidity, led to the baby birds’ deaths.

The Raptor Resource project – a nonprofit organization that runs the popular webcam trained on the nest – says the birds were hatched on May 18 and May 20, considered late for eagles.

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