We are very sorry to announce that D12 has died.
D12 was found electrocuted at the base of a power pole on a Sunday morning 7/1/12. D12, the first of three to hatch in March, was discovered at the base of a power pole near the nest at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. This is the first known death of any of the 14 young eagles fledged from the Decorah nest, but it will probably not be the last, Anderson said. Nearly 1,700 had commented just two hours after the death announcement.
On Monday morning, an Alliant Energy crew returned to the nest tree area and worked on several power poles near the nest tree, installing permanent insulation to prevent future avian problems.
The body of D12 is being turned over to the Department of Natural Resources. http://www.fws.gov/le/Natives/EagleRepository.htm
D12 with M&D on the "Y" branch 6/10/12
“We thank all of you for your heartfelt thoughts on this loss,” the Raptor Resource Project wrote.