Can't get enough of the Decorah Bald Eagle family drama — "The most alive is the wildest" — available for your viewing pleasure here. Reading into the couple's every encounter. So intense, so devoted to each other and their brood but not without moments of "Come on, honey, give me a break." They're just like us.
Changing of the guard in the early morning light.
Hey, girl, I've been out predating for hours.
Light of my life, but give me some down time on the nest, sweetbeak.
When love comes so strong …
Firsthatched moved beyond the brooding breast this afternoon toward the outer parts of the nest to peck away at the carcass of the crow brought in yesterday without the intercession of the parental beak to beak. They grow up so fast. Two eaglets, one egg to go.