On July 1, 2012, the oldest of the three 2012 Decorah Bald Eagles died tragically in an accident. The eaglet was only three months old, and was found electrocuted at the base of a power pole in Decorah, Iowa.

A small tribute seems hardly enough for this magnificent bird that we watched from the time it hatched to its first branching to its first flight.

Rest in Peace, D12.

Decorah Eagles – D12 has Fledged – Flown from Tree – 06-13-12

American Bald Eagle: