Little Bit 17’s nest collapses! (with video)

The video was missing from the earlier posting. Apologies.

Mary Ann Steggles

21 June 2022

Things happen when you least expect them, too. We had just settled in to the reassurance that Little Bit 17 was going to fledge and were anxiously watching for ND15 and ND16 to fledge with Little Bit at home alone for awhile.

I have caught it on video.

Today at 15:43:25 a large chunk of the nest fell off the ND-LEEF tree. It caused ND15 to fledge.

Little Bit 17 is home alone looking down from the nest to the ground.

At 17:65:17 Mum flies in with a Raccoon. Brave Little Bit 17 comes down to eat at 17:58:42. It must have been very reassuring to have Mum feeding him.

Dad flies in with a salmon at 18:58. Two parents on the nest testing its integrity. ND comes down quickly when there is fish on the menu! Little Bit got to it first! It is not the…

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