A bald eagle was electrocuted earlier this week in Iowa, one of the eaglets eagerly watched online from the world-famous Decorah nest in Iowa.
The bald eagle electrocuted was known as D12, one of several eaglets recently born as wildlife enthusiasts the world over watched from a webcam. The story of the Decorah eaglets, even before the bald eagle was electrocuted, captivated viewers across the globe, and was one of the largest stories on Wired in 2011.
D12′s death was announced with regrets on the Facebook page of the Raptor Resource Project, where more than 70,000 site users follow the progress of the Decorah eaglets. Earlier this week, the RRP reported that the young bald eagle had been electrocuted, saying:
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