The new kiosk display installed September 16 is about tracking our eagles. Full credit to RRP and Eagle Valley Nature Preserve for this one. All I had to do was print stuff out and hang it up. Special thanks to Brett Mandernack for quick and detailed responses and diligent proofreading!
The current display in the eagle information kiosk at the hatchery is about eagle fatherhood, in light of the disappearance of Dad Decorah and apparent transition this year at the hatchery nest.
A number of viewers caught and corrected two mistakes in the display:
- A large picture of an eagle fishing was implied to be Dad Decorah, and indeed this was our belief and intent. The eagle shown was the new Decorah male, and this was known to the photographer Darlene Miller, and this was clearly indicated when RRP posted that photograph. We regret the error, and a different picture of Decorah Dad fishing has been substituted. Thanks for the new one, Darlene!
- The Dad timeline erroneously stated that N2 was destroyed and N2B rebuilt in 2016. The storm that destroyed N2 was in the summer of 2015, and N2B was rebuilt starting in fall 2015 and was first used by the 2016 family. The error has been corrected.
Sorry … no photo of the full display layout. It was corrected at 5:00 A.M. with car headlights! Here are the contents of the display, as they are arranged there. You can see the sections a little better, and read the text more easily, by clicking anywhere on the graphics below.
The current display in the kiosk emphasizes how the Decorah Eagles have attracted visitors to the hatchery. Thanks to all of you who submitted your photos. All of us who call Oneota home look forward to your return! And as noted in the title frame of the display, thanks again to all whose donations made the kiosk possible.
The space on the right side of the display will show nest updates. Egg news goes up in the next day or two.
Most of the display photos were in the preview on this blog (and on Facebook), but there are a few new ones and a few others were changed slightly.
(I don’t know what my cellphone camera did to Grandma Pat. Be assured she does not have a Groucho mustache in the display.)
As always, we welcome your ideas and feedback. Contact us at DecorahEaglesKiosk@gmail.com.