DECORAH, Iowa — Two of the newest Decorah Eagles are running into trouble as they leave the nest.
The Raptor Resource Project says one eaglet was found in a creek with a broken wing. The eaglet is now getting treatment but is expected to recover to be released into the wild.
Another Decorah eaglet, now known as D20, started off weak out of the nest. RRP was able to capture the eaglet and nurse it back to health. It has since been able to gain strength and is fitted with a transmitter to track its movements.
Director Bob Anderson wrote on Facebook that the gnats have also attacked the eagles in the nest this summer. That is a concern as the gnats can bite the eagles’ eyes and cause infections.