Good Gracious. Little Bit moved!

One of my readers, ‘L’ just sent me a message that Little Bit on the Dale Hollow Lake Bald Eagle nest moved. I do not want to make light of this little one’s suffering and pain but, this is astonishing. Thank you, Lisa. This is one very tough little eaglet. For the record, it is 3 days younger than the Big one and has not eaten in 82 hours.


This was Little Bit after the twisting, peaking, and thromping at 12:37.

At 15:49 there appears to be a very faint heart beat. Little Bit is blinking its eyes. This is the toughest little eaglet I have ever seen in my life. Sweet Baby.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Mary Ann this is just extremely sad
    And I wish
    Would save this little
    One from these attacks if he’s still
    Alive. It is our country’s symbol and should be saved. This little
    One is still alive for some reason. I was on Facebook and read in a post he was still alive but there was no
    Photos. Thank you for this post.

  2. Reets says:

    Thank you Mary Ann, you keep us so well informed about all nests, when we don’t have the time in our busy schedule to watch these nests ourselves. It’s been quite the week; I appreciate your efforts. 👏🏼

    1. Thank you. I try but these past few days have been draining. The sun is shining, the Geese are returning, so are the other sparrows and the Blue Jays so I am looking forward to spring. I have decided that a stork parent dropping a chick of a nest is much more merciful than frantic frenzied killing by a sibling – and slow starvation. I never thought I would ever say that. Hoping you are well.

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