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UPDATE: Father eagle of Decorah nest spotted after storm

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DECORAH (KWWL) -

The father of a well known bird's nest in eastern Iowa has been spotted, according to the Raptor Resource Project's Facebook page.

The Facebook post said the eagle was found "perched on his favorite pine tree" early this morning. 

A storm passing through overnight Friday knocked their nest right off the tree.

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The eagles the entire country loves to see nesting comfortably in Decorah are now without a home.

A storm passing through overnight Friday knocked their nest right off the tree.

"I was really shocked, it was a healthy tree," said Raptor Resource Project Administrator Amy Ries.

She is happy to report the mother and eaglets are all safe, although they're still looking for the father.

"I couldn't believe it, we sat here a while watching and waiting for the birds," said LeNora Aurene, an extreme eagle enthusiast.

"Sounds strange to say there are positives but there are. All of the eaglets are ok, the adults are in a latent period where they're not nest building, they'll have plenty of time when they nerd to start a new family to build a new nest," said Ries.

There's another abandoned nest nearby that's an option for the birds if they choose to live there.

The father is still missing, however experts say sometimes father eagles leave for a week or so then return, so they're staying hopeful.

They hope to have a new eagle cam up by the fall.

KWWL's Caitlin Harbach contributed to this report. 

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