30 April 2022
The father, Harry, – his second year as a young Dad in 2022 – went missing Tuesday evening. Nancy the Mum hunted and got a huge fish on the nest on Wednesday for E1 and E2 when Harry did not return. Since they were small, E1 had marginalized E2, beaking it, and not allowing it to eat. Three weeks ago, according to my great source “P” who loved that eaglet and watched that nest, E2 was self feeding. Sadly, E1 became more and more aggressive with the absence of Harry and regular food deliveries. On Friday, it tried to push E2 off the nest. Today, it tried again in the morning and was successful in the afternoon. This is siblicide. Nancy has not been able to go and hunt since Wednesday because of the adult eagle intruder in the area. A search party extended 3 miles and did not find Harry. I hope that Harry is only slightly injured and is resting and healing away from the territory and will return like Bella did.
The boots on the ground found E2. He was taken into care.
Sadly, this is the last announcement from the MN-DNR.
He was a vibrant young eaglet with so much promise. Fly high Little One, fly high.
Thank you again to “P” for keeping me constantly informed. I know how much she loves this wee babe.
Thank you for the sad update, Mary Ann.
Lots of tears flowing, lots. Little E2 endured so much trauma from that older sibling. It just made me ‘shake’ when I heard the news. Sending you a big, big hug.
Yes, heart literally aching. Sending a hug back to you, Mary Ann.
Mary Ann I’m so sorry to hear this.
May he/she Rest In Peace with no suffering anymore.
This has certainly been a year of significant losses. That poor wee one endured much. So sad.
So sad, but that’s life
Yes, it is very sad. There are so many intruders and this will ultimately be linked to that and that the loss of Harry at the nest as the prey provider.
so sorry to read the news but at least the eaglet was found and humanely put to sleep.