NORTH FORT MYERS, Florida — Thousands of people watched early Saturday, December 31st as one of two eaglets hatched in North Fort Myers, Florida. The other could hatch any day.
A live stream, provided by Dick Pritchett Real Estate shows the nest as the eagles take turns caring for the new eaglet, and keeping the second egg warm.
Two American Bald Eagles, Harriet and M-15, are caring for their first born — and waiting for the other to arrive.
The eagle cam was launched in October of 2012 and over 16 million viewers watched Eagles Harriet and Ozzie raise their two eaglets.
Ozzie and Harriet continued to expand their family in the fall each year and the video camera was there to capture it all. In March of 2015, Ozzie was found by the FWC and taken to a clinic for rehabilitation after he showed signs of disorientation and injury. He was treated for 97 days and released back into the wild near the nest.
Ozzie was seen near the nest on Saturday, September 19 of 2015 and on September 27 he got into a fight with another male eagle in the area. Ozzie was injured and passed away two days later.
That’s when M15 came into the picture. Harriett and M15 (male 2015) bonded in October in 2015 and Harriett laid two eggs which successfully hatched.
The two eggs were laid on November 22nd and 25th, 2016. Bald eagles have a 35-day incubation period.
You can learn much more about the eagle nest, and the cameras providing these incredible pictures for the world to see by CLICKING HERE.