The latest on Little Bit ND17

14 July 2022

Good morning everyone. It is a day that is cloudy and cool and it is looking like rain on the Canadian Prairies. Indeed, the phone says we will have more rain in 22 minutes. We have certainly seen the benefits of having moisture – the trees all around me have added at least 30% to their height this year. Seriously, I am not joking. The nice thing is that the squirrels and Blue Jays have spread seeds and no one is cutting these trees down – they are letting them grow. It is beginning to feel like we live in a bit of a forest.

Well, the burning news this morning is Little Bit ND17. This is the posting from Humane Indiana Wildlife. Thank you to ‘H’ for sending me over to their site right away!

Just look at Little Bit fly!

I am thrilled that Little Bit 17 is flying and getting his landings and take offs in order. a shout out to everyone who got him to this stage.

I am sad, however, that he has not been trained to hunt prey. We saw this with WBSE 27 and she had to return for a long time in care to heal because she was attacked by other birds and she could not get her own food. It is entirely possible that Humane Indiana Wildlife do not have the facilities or staff to undertake this long term training. Best wishes that Little Bit thrives when he is released.

Positive thoughts for our darling Little Bit 17 that this will not be the case with him!

Thank you to Humane Indiana Wildlife for their care for Little Bit and for their FB page where I took this screen capture.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Hello Mary Ann and thank you for the latest info on ND17. I am so glad to hear of all the improvements he has made. I do pray that when he is released back he will be able to learn how to fish and hunt if the parents are not there.
    Have a good day!
    See you soon!

    1. Yes, we all will send the best wishes or send trucks of fish to him – no seriously, everyone wishes him the best. He deserves it.

    1. I sure wish they would! We could do a GoFundMe for a tracker!!!!!

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