Popular Decorah Eagles Settling in New Nest

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DECORAH, Iowa -- Officials with the Raptor Resource Project say everything is going according to plans with the new eagle cam nest so far this winter.

The original nest that millions have been watching for years was destroyed in a storm last summer. The Raptor Resource Project built a new nest nearby and successfully enticed the birds to return to it.

The birds are showing indications that new eggs will soon be laid in the nest.

"They know they're getting ready for it. So at this point they're not only preparing the nest itself, they're starting to prepare the center of the nest for the eggs. They lay in very cold weather, so they have to have a lot of soft, shredded, insulated material to help them keep the eggs warm,” said Amy Ries, of the Raptor Resource Project.

Once they've hatched, the eaglets will stick around the nest until August or September before they leave the nest for good.

Click here to watch the Decorah eagle cam.


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