Late Saturday and early Sunday in Bird World

LITTLE BIT IS LIKE LITTLE BIT AT DALE HOLLOW. IT STOOD UP WHEN FISH CALLING CAME. NO FOOD IN 85 HOURS. VERY WEAK.

Mary Ann Steggles

23-24 April 2022

Everyone who watches streaming bird cams gets anxious at one time or another. The lives of our feathered friends are so fragile. There are so many factors that can trigger a significant change in their lives. Today I watched as Dad at the Denton Homes nest stood in bewilderment as his third chick was dying on the nest. He had just delivered a fish. I remember that same look of helplessness on the faces of the two White-tail eaglets in Estonia last year when their two chicks died of Avian Flu (confirmed by the Vet College there after retrieval of the bodies and the nest contents). They tried feeding them and they would not eat. I understand that the two adults left that nest and have not returned to it. Did they also die of Avian flu? or does their behaviour align itself with other raptors who…

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