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Young bald eagle from famous Iowa nest is found electrocuted

One of the world-famous American bald eagles from Decorah, Iowa, was found dead Sunday at the base of a power pole, a victim of electrocution.News of the loss, the first known fatality among 14 eagles that have hatched at the Decorah nest, spread Monday via social media platforms, including the Raptor Research Project and Decorah Eagles Facebook pages. Among RRP posts was this one: "We are very sorry to announce that D12 is dead. D12 was found electrocuted..

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One of Iowa’s world-famous bald eagle chicks takes maiden flight

A momentous week for the world's most popular bald eagles, and for hundreds of thousands of people who have gotten to know the raptors intimately during the past 10 weeks, was capped Saturday when one of three eagle chicks embarked on its maiden flight.All three eaglets, made famous thanks to a web-cam that spies on their nest in Decorah, Iowa, on Thursday and Friday had flapped to and from a nearby branch. "Branching" typically precedes maiden flights, and early Saturday one..

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Snow buries nest of world’s most popular bald eagle family

Two adult bald eagles and three fuzzy gray eagle chicks, who have been been admired by millions via web-cam since the eggs hatched in early April in Decorah, Iowa, are contending with late-season snowfall that has buried the 80-foot-high nest. But bird experts say people who have become emotionally attached to the eagles should not be too concerned about their well-being. "Those birds are very prepared for this type of thing and will handle it with more ease and grace than the many people..

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Bald eagle pair and hatchlings become an Internet sensation

The popularity of two American bald eagles in Decorah, Iowa, is soaring, thanks to a web-cam that over the weekend streamed live footage of two of their three eggs being hatched. As of late Tuesday morning the third egg had yet to hatch. A YouTube video (below) of the first slow hatch, which occurred Friday and Saturday, has garnered nearly 300,000 views. The baby eagle first appears, through a tiny hole in the shell, at the 4:40 mark. It's is seen out of the shell at 8:03. The..

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