Tuesday, October 18 2011 @ 11:37 AM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
By Laura Goetzinger
Arguably the most famous animal to come from Decorah has made its way to Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Bald Eagle D-1 hatched at the Decorah Fish Hatchery earlier this year, under the watchful eyes of millions of Internet viewers.
She was fitted with a satellite transmitter on July 12 and remained a Decorah resident about another month.
Then, Aug. 14, she flew away.
Thanks to the transmitter researchers have been able to track many of her moves. Researchers download data from the satellite each morning from the previous day.
Her first day away from Decorah, D-1 was logged near the Minnesota/Iowa border and near Wykoff, Minn. Over the next week, she was logged near Pepin, Wisconsin near the Mississippi River and Luck in Central.
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The Hancock Wildlife Discussion Forum Thread for the Decorah, Iowa bald eagle nest starts here:
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