The Decorah North eagles nest on private property north of Decorah, Iowa in a white oak tree in a scrap of forest bordering a valley. A stream is located across a field where cattle are pastured.

In general, the eagles begin courtship in October, productive mating in late January or early February, and egg-laying in mid to late February. Hatching usually begins in late March to early April, and the eaglets fledge in mid-to-late June.

While young usually disperse between August and October, the adults remain on territory year round. The eagles eat live and dead fish, squirrels, other birds, rabbit, muskrat, deer, possum and anything else they can catch or find. -- Raptor Resource Project.

Check out the Decorah eaglets live at explore.org.

Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville 15 days a month. He is a former public information officer for Wisconsin Consumer Protection, publishes a weekly consumer protection blog. Glen is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.

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