The world-famous Decorah eagles will get some privacy this year.
The Raptor Resource Project says the eagles have moved to a new nest about 400 feet from their old one. The birds started building the nest last fall, but it was unclear which nest they would use to lay their eggs this year. Officials now believe that the eagles have chosen to use the new nest because they haven’t seen them bring soft nesting materials to the old nest, which would signal their preparation for new eggs.
The Raptor Resource Project says if nearby landowners give their support they will install a camera at the eagle’s new nest by this fall.
Until then, the eagles will be out of the spot-light. The camera on the original nest will remain because the birds do periodically visit it too.