Yes, Lussi, it is so sad that the young eagle had hardly tasted life away from the nest & then so suddenly it died. I found some information about it & will post it here, below.
Also, here is a link to a news article about the tragedy & what happens to golden & bald eagles here in the USA when they are found dead. http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/ ... -services/
The Decorah Eagle cam is currently off air, and will be live again in November. The shutdown time will allow us to work on several other projects and also to provide a much deserved break for all of our volunteers. We will do a news post in advance on our Facebook page, and also on the Ustream page to let you know when the camera will be back on.
Information Regarding D12
The Decorah Eagle's nest suffered it's first known tragedy on July 1st, as D12, the first hatched eaglet from 2012 was accidentally electrocuted on the top of a power pole. There was some protection in place on the top of the pole, and the power company has been out to install updated protection on all the poles in the area. We are deeply saddened by this loss. By law, D12's remains were sent to The National Eagle Repository in Colorado, which is operated and managed under the Office of Law Enforcement of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It serves as central location for the receipt, storage, and distribution of Bald and Golden eagles that have been found dead. Eagles and eagle parts are available only to Native Americans enrolled in federally recognized tribes for use in religious and cultural ceremonies.