Looking good…Little Bit

Samson delivered a fish and immediately NE26 was over eating. It was a large fish and every thought that went through my head ended with the big sibling getting all that food. Then suddenly Samson alerted and jumped off the nest. While the adult was gone Little Bit aka NE27 went over to the fish and started feeding itself! This little one is just progressing so well and making sure that it gets some food. Then suddenly, Samson returns to the nest and Little Bit is in the ‘sweet spot’. Samson feeds Little Bit almost that whole fish. NE26 was looking off from the nest not interested. No bopping, nothing. Are we back to normal on NEFlorida? It looks like it!

Samson feeds 26. 27 looks on.

27 goes into submission. He is still cautious. 26 could do some real damage. Best to protect that head and neck. There is plenty of fish for everyone.

Samson abruptly leaves the nest. 26 moves over to the other side of the bowl while Little Bit goes over to the fish and starts pulling off bits, eating them.

This little one is learning. He is even holding the fish steady with his talons.

NE27 you are very handsome and smart! We are all very proud of you.

When Samson returns, 27 is right up by the fish and 26 is looking out of the nest.

Samson feeds Little Bit the fish. NE26 doesn’t even move from where it was.

Now who has the biggest crop?!

Little Bit’s confidence is growing day by day. 27 will also grow and grow in size with all the good fish it has been getting. Relief.

Oh, what a perfect morning on the NEFlorida nest. We can all breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like things are truly turning around. Send good wishes!

Thank you so much for joining me as we check in on Little Bit. Take care all.

Thank you to the NEFlorida and AEF for their streaming cam where I took my screen captures.

4 Comments

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    So glad all is going well again now there with the little ones getting both fed! Thanks Mary Ann for the updates and photos!
    Have a great day and thanks for all !
    Linda

  2. Thanks for another reassuring report on 26 and 27, Mary Ann. It does sound like things have returned to normal there. Now crossing fingers there aren’t any more storms to trigger 26’s aggression again!

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