DES MOINES, Iowa – A second baby eagle has died in a northeastern Iowa nest that people around the world watch online through a webcam.
The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1TNwsCu ) reports that the eaglet died of unknown causes Wednesday in a "backup nest" at an undisclosed location north of Decorah, Iowa. The bird's death came two weeks after another eaglet of a trio that hatched earlier this spring died.
Raptor Resource Center Executive Director John Howe says he is consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to determine if the eaglet can be retrieved from the nest for testing.
The nonprofit began monitoring and streaming the nest earlier this year after the main nest blew down in a storm. The primary nest has since been rebuilt.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com