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Decorah Eagles Nest Cam 2018 HD Video

Here is Decorah Eagles Nest Cam In Enhanced HD View. This  Webcam is from from Raptor Research Project in Decorah Iowa. The project installed and runs the live stream for research purposes.

Two nests are in use by the pair. Both sit atop Cottonwood trees standing 500 feet apart near a fresh stream and Decorah Fish Hatchery, a trout farm.

Filmed in real time, the parents can be seen delivering a variety of freshly-caught prey, feeding the eaglets, and protecting them from predators and harsh weather. With the help of infrared lighting, the nest is viewable around the clock during the nesting season, which typically begins in January or February, with fledge in June.

Decorah Eagles NEW North Nest Cam is here. Check out our other Eagles Nest and other live cams here in our pages sitemap.

Rewind video instant replay option: Click anywhere on the red timeline bar below the image to go back up to 4 hours. Click on the “LIVE” button to return to the live feed. Optionally, you can click the * button in the player bar to increase video resolution. :wink:

  • Doc

    Possibly the Decorah Eagles went south to Florida avoiding that harsh winter.

    Harriet and M15 have a new eaglet doing good in Ft Myers Fla.

  • Marilyn Perry

    For years I have enjoyed watching momma and poppa eagles and their babies. Keep checking but I see no eagles at the nest yet. Thanks for the live feed.

    • Doc

      Yea, me too. It’s probably the weather that has delayed the season. Check out Harriet and M15 nest in Ft. Myers FL. One of two eggs hatched and growing up fast.

  • Doc

    Looks like the eagles are preparing the nest for this years babies..

    Decorah Eagles Working On Their Nest

  • golfone

    Berry College has two chicks hatched Sunday and one tuesday

  • Nell from VA

    I think this nest is constructed very well, and the setting is interesting. It will be fun to follow the events that happen here, in 2017.

  • nell from VA

    I wonder why the eagle is standing over the egg instead of sitting on it?

    • Doc

      Probably for the same reason as the chicken crossed the road.. ?

    • Doc

      I read somewhere last season, young eagles sometimes eat the 1st eggs. Not sure if it’s true or not.

  • Nell from VA

    Something has happened to the egg. It’s gone and it looks like a hole in the nest. The pair acts very bewildered.

    • Doc

      Dunno, I’ve been busy with work today. One is sitting on the nest now, and I noticed late today both were sitting on a branch. Have to pay more attention tomorrow.

  • Nell from VA

    Well, I just now saw an egg. I’m glad that I was mistaken!

  • Nell from VA

    This morning, Feb 28, I saw two eggs for the first time. The bowl is deeper than most, and the camera angle makes it hard to see into it.

    • Doc

      Noticed that. She has built her nest to protect the eggs from bad weather.

  • Nell

    Mar 1 Now there are three eggs

  • Nell

    FidoSysop, Is this the same pair that last year had the tainted food incident? I’m not thrilled about having three eggs. It wasn’t pleasant watching the late hatch being picked on last year.

    • Doc

      Remember that disaster well. Not sure whether they are the same Eagle pair or not.

      • Diane Riffel

        No–that was Decorah North nest!

  • nell

    The eagle has been serenaded by song birds these past few days.

  • Nell from VA

    I saw a pip at 12 noon, March 29, and food has been brought in

  • Anonymous

    OOPS–wrong date. It’s March 30.

  • Nell from VA

    It looks like those miserable gnats are after all those on the nest. The nest needs an insect proof canopy.

    • FidoSysop

      That’s nature. Eaglets gotta be tough to survive!

  • nell

    What has happened to the third eaglet?

  • Patricia Moore Frey

    Why is this chat so old?

    • https://www.fidosysop.org FidoSysop

      Hi Patricia, thanks for your comment.

      I’m guessing nobody is wanting to comment. We leave the greatest majority of older comments in the database for SEO purposes.

      • Patricia Moore Frey

        Thanks for your reply..

  • Carol Andre Daykin

    How many eggs this time?

    • Lady

      I believe she has three…

      • Carol Andre Daykin

        Thank you!

  • Patricia Moore Frey

    Yes.. 3 Eggs. 1st hatch expected around the 27th of March.

    • Bob H

      Do these eagles have names? (this is my first time at this web site)

    • Carol Andre Daykin

      Any sightings of a hatching yet?

      • https://www.fidosysop.org FidoSysop

        Not yet..

  • eliot howard

    Boy, she is a good parent

  • Bob H

    Hi Eagle watchers, I am an eagle lover for a long time and joined this cam after the terrible development that took place at the Hanover nest in Hanover Pa. Such a diappointment to all of us that have watched Liberty and Freedom for several years there. They are such awesome birds that I had to find another eagle cam to watch to satisfiy my eagle watching desires.

  • Carol Andre Daykin

    Looks like Dad is sleepy here.

  • Carol Andre Daykin

    Has anyone seen any of these eggs? They seem to be deep in the nest .

  • Lady

    Raptor Resource has confirmed one pip, and hatch in progress 3-31-18

  • Debra LaRosa

    hi. I’m a Hanover, Pa. Eagle watcher, but these birds and thier activity has me ruffled so i’m joining this group for a bit. From PA. and could watch this all day

    • Lady

      I’ve watched this nest since the pair’s second year together..

      • Debra LaRosa

        Lady: do they have names?

        • Lady

          Mom and Dad Decorah…

  • Debra LaRosa

    I’d like to watch a video on how they build these nests, is there one? and where can i view it?

    • Lady

      The nest is re-used and added to each year..

    • https://www.fidosysop.org FidoSysop

      Here’s a time lapse video. Many on YouTube. https://youtu.be/46ZQmiy2oNc

      • Debra LaRosa

        ty for the info.

        • Debra LaRosa

          I suppose I was looking for the foundation and building up. will look on youtube

  • Debra LaRosa

    since there is a pip…why r there no feedings…eagle newbie here.

    • Lady

      It takes several hours for the little one to emerge from the shell.. It is exhausted, and usually doesnt take the first feeding for 18 to 24 hours after it has emerged.. I have not yet actually seen the little one.. Mom has a deep nest bowl this year.. According to Raptor Center, it has emerged from the shell at 7:25AM this morning 4-1-18

      • Debra LaRosa

        I caught a peek this morn of a fuzzy lil head..didn’t realize it was hatched…i thought i read an earlier post that a pip was spotted on 31st. perhaps that was an old post. interestng to learn and ty for responding

  • Debra LaRosa

    how wonderful the second egg hatched. watched yesterday but never saw it ! awesome. When do we expect the third one to open?

  • Carol

    Poor Mom, Can’t be easy trying to feed the little ones when it’s snowing like this.

  • Debra LaRosa

    I’m not seeing breadfast in that nest…Dad better get busy! Has the third egg hatched ? anyone know?

    • Lady

      To my knowledge, the third egg has pipped.. 4-3-18… No word yet on the hatch..

  • Debra LaRosa

    TY Lady, U seem to be the only one answering questions, appreciated. so I have another one, lol. Has Mom and Dad been together for a while?

    • Lady

      This pair has been together since 2008.. This is his second mate.. He mysteriously lost his first mate in 2007..

      • Debra LaRosa

        Oh how sad, but it’s said they are territorial birds…and change in partners happens. Good to hear (from a human perspective) that manogomy rings true with these. So I’m guessing that makes Dad, 15 in years. AGAIN, TY !

        • Lady

          They mate for life.. She is about 15 (give or take) and I am not certain on his age, but I think he is maybe 8 years older than her…

  • glmatthews737

    Good morning I am new to this site…can you tell me where this site is at? I been watching the hanover cam but this year theirs been a lost of the female and the male evenly had to leave the nest to eat so both eggs were lost. New female moved in I believe. Happy Hump Day!

    • Lady

      Decorah, Iowa

    • Debra LaRosa

      welcome !

      • glmatthews737

        Thank you! here in Auburn, WA.

    • https://www.fidosysop.org FidoSysop

      Welcome. This site (blog) is is Clearwater Florida. I’m the admin. This nest is in Decorah Iowa. We have several eagles nest feeds available. See the site navigation menu above. There’s finally a bird sitting on the Two Harbors nest, which looks like a scary place to raise a family! https://www.fidosysop.org/two-harbors-bald-eagle-nest-cam/

      • Lady

        I don’t mean to step on your toes, FidoSysop… I like this place… Please forgive me, Sir…

        • https://www.fidosysop.org FidoSysop

          I’m usually busy doing web development projects so I appreciate everyone’s help.

          Today I set up a forum to further discuss the eagles and their families. Everyone is welcome to post their two cents worth. Can’t post the link with my phone, but it’s on the eagles nest menu.

      • glmatthews737

        thank you

  • Janette Campbell

    I can spend hours watching both of these Eagle nests, It’s fascinating watching the eaglets get fed. Thanks for the pleasure this is!!

  • Sharon Lee

    I’ve seen 2 babies in the nest and one of them pecks its sibling mercilessly. :-( Even though that can be normal in nature, It is really hard to watch. That being said, I am enamored with these beautiful birds and love checking in on the different eagle cams during the day at my work desk. Thank you so much for providing them! ♥

    • Lady

      The eldest.. D29 is a bit dominant, for sure… There are 3 in the nest…

      • Sharon Lee

        I’m pulling for the little guy ♥♥♥

  • Joanne Leigh Dean

    All three eggs hatched. They are adorable

  • Peggy Wallace

    How many eaglets are there?

    • https://www.fidosysop.org FidoSysop

      Three pips..

      • Lady

        I pip is the original hole made in the egg when the hatch process begins.. The hatchling emerges from the egg, and then it is referred to as an Eaglet…

        • https://www.fidosysop.org FidoSysop

          Thanks for the education. Not really my thing – i check the feeds at least once daily being sure they are connected and keep the site maintained. I do appreciate everyone visiting my site and commenting etc.

  • Joanne Leigh Dean

    The little guy isn’t getting much of the frozen fish

  • Lady

    Mom and Dad are teaming up on a Snow Tent to shield the little ones from the temperatures..