DNR: Eagle chick pushed from nest by older sibling, dies
(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Sunday that one of the eagle chicks featured on the EagleCam has died.
The DNR said the younger chick "was pushed from the nest yesterday by its older sibling. Nongame staff were contacted and retrieved the chick from the ground as soon as we were made aware of the incident. The nest is roughly 75 feet high. The chick was found alive on the ground below the nest."
The chick was later euthanized as its condition continued to deteriorate.
The DNR said the older of the two chicks had been attacking the younger for a few days and got increasingly aggressive when the male parent went missing. The last time he was seen at the nest was on Tuesday, April 24.