Upper Mississippi Trio eaglecam turned off due to possible injury to one of the parents – eaglets in peril

A difficult situation at the Upper Mississippi Trio nest – Here is what they posted on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stewardsoftheuppermississippiriverrefuge

OUR NEST IS IN DISTRESS! Shortly before 6 PM Friday evening it became apparent that the Trio Nest was under attack from another eagle. In the course of protecting the nest one of our Trio engaged with the outside eagle. It gradually became apparent that one of our eagles did not return to the nest. Thanks to USFWS Savanna District Manager, Ed Britton and Assistant District Manager Russell Engelke for their efforts in searching the entire area to attempt to locate the eagle. Unfortuantely, they were not able to find the eagle. There are two remaining adults who appear to be Valor I and Valor II. Valor II sat on the nest all night and Valor I relieved him this morning. The two adults are in trees near the nest but the search activity in the woods caused them distress and perhaps their move to vantage points off nest. It is our hope that they will care for their young as they did overnight and this morning. We are in uncharted territory ourselves and cannot give you more anwers, explamations or possible outcomes. NATURE CAN BE CRUEL. We understand those who may wish to avert their eyes from the nest. Bonnie THE CAM HAS BEEN TURNED OFF!

11 thoughts on “Upper Mississippi Trio eaglecam turned off due to possible injury to one of the parents – eaglets in peril”

  1. If injured, will she return to the nest after awhile getting better. Saw the video of this attack and said both Eagles flew off after the attack that lasted over an hour. Mother Eagle has not returned yet. Wondering if this is typical of an injured Eagle. This is the trio nest and some folks think she is being fed by one of the males.

    1. Hi G, I haven’t seen any updates or reports, sorry. The folks that run the nest promised to report if they had news, so I’m assuming there is no new information.

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