Decorah Eaglet Found Dead

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

One of the American bald eagles born this year in northeast Iowa and watched by millions via the Decorah eagle cam has died.

The eaglet was found Sunday morning at the base of a power pole near the nest at the Decorah Fish Hatchery.

Bob Anderson of the Raptor Resource Project says it was probably electrocuted.

Anderson says Alliant Energy has now installed insulation shields on several poles near the nest to prevent future problems.

Three eaglets were born in March. The one who died was D12, the first to hatch. It's the first known death of the 14 eagles born in the Decorah nest.

Anderson says he saw the other two on Tuesday, D13 and D14, and both are fine.

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