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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, September 20 2017 @ 03:59 PM EDT (Read 67929 times)  
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HWF welcomes you to Season 6 of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam 2017-2018 staring Harriet and M15.


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The nest of Harriet and M15 is located 60 feet up in a slash pine in North Fort Myers, Florida in a pasture on the Dick Pritchett property Sunny



Link to the cams - with chat ~~ http://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html

youtube link to cam ~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDwwrw92Qgg

Link to Facebook page ~~ https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Nest Notes ~~ http://southwestfloridaeaglecam.tumblr.com/archive

Link to the SWFEC Foundation ~~ http://southwestfloridaeaglecam.com/


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Our 2017 eaglet E9 and "Eggbert" the unviable egg.



Dick Pritchett Real Estate is pleased to continue bringing you this live look into the bald eagle nest located on their property. There are cameras that will live stream the eagles 24/7. Camera #1 is positioned above the nest and is carefully attached to the tree so as not to damage it and is equipped with night vision or infrared light, which emits no actual light or noise. The eagles do not see or hear anything coming from the camera. Camera is located approximately 100 feet from the nest in another tree and has the ability to capture images of the nest action from a distance. It is a PTZ cam which means it can be moved to catch the action. In 2015 we added a third camera which gives us great views of the pond area where Harriet takes her wonderful baths! All of our cameras are environmentally friendly, non-intrusive and positioned to offer a good view of the nest and eagles while preserving the beauty of the nest and its' surroundings.


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Our 2017 SWFEC family (thanks to Desiree Deliz)




LINK TO LST SEASON"S THREAD -- forum/viewtopic.php?topic=910539#910539



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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, September 20 2017 @ 04:00 PM EDT  
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Hope and Honor (E1 and E2) our first eaglets on cam--2012/13


2017/18 nest stats ~~


* Cams on --October 1, 2017

* Eggs laid --

* Eggs hatched --

* Branching --

* Fledged --

* Last seen --

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E3 and E4 with Dad Ozzie--we sadly lost E3 (2013)


Links to our videos


Link to season 1 videos -- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=3

Link to season 2 videos -- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Link to season 3 videos -- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Link to season 4 videos -- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Link to season 5 videos -- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... d=44559382


Season 6 videos may be see here -- http://dickpritchettrealestate.com/videos.html

Season 6 Videos do not have a spreadsheet listing as the first five seasons do. You can view all the videos for Season 6 in the SWFEC Video library link above using the scroll bar on the right side of the posted videos.


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Our 2013/14 fledgling, E4



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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, September 20 2017 @ 04:00 PM EDT  
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E5 and E6 (2014) We lost our E5 to some unidentified cause.



Some history about this nest ~~


Thanks to the Pritchett family for installing, maintaining and running these cams on your property. This is a family owned and run business. The cam and nest are located 60 feet up in a slash pine in a horse pasture on the Pritchett property.The first cam was installed in early September, 2012.

A mature pair of bald eagles, Ozzie & Harriet, had been coming to this nest since they built it for the 2006-2007 season until Ozzie's untimely death in September of 2015. Before building this nest in 2006, the pair had a nest on the opposite side of Bayshore Road, across the street. This location is now known as Eagle Landing. The old nest was deliberately killed by someone to get rid of the eagles nest in order to remove the tree. The nest on the Pritchett property is now occupied by Harriet and her present mate, M15.

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Since the cam has been in the pasture tree --

Two eggs were laid November 26 & 29 in 2012 -- Both chicks, Hope and Honor, fledged successfully

Two eggs were laid Nov. 17 & 20 in 2013.
Only one eaglet, E4, fledged successfully E3 sadly passed away on Feb. 2 at 41 days old of unknown causes but most likely a respiratory problem.

Two eggs were laid on November 19 & 22 in 2014
Just one of the eaglets, E6, fledged. We lost E5 on Jan 20, 2015 at due to unknown causes.

Two eggs were laid on December 19 & 22 in 2015
Both eaglets fledged but shortly after were attacked by an owl. The younger one, E8, was lost for a week and found by three folks from CROW. E8 was transported to CROW where he received intense treatment and rehab. E8 was finally released into the nest area on August 18, 2016.

Two eggs were laid in November of 2016
Egg #1 was unviable and never hatched. E9 hatched, was the apple of everybody's eye, and successfully fledged

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OLD NEST --across the street from the Pritchett property

The pine tree previously used by perhaps two different nesting pairs of Bald Eagles for more than a decade died. An unknown individual knocked off the bark in a ring around the tree which severs the roots from the needles and starves the tree. The county had monitored the nest since 1990 and recorded 23 eaglets, confirmed fledglings.

History of the Old nest in the "killed tree". We DO NOT believe these eagles were Ozzie and Harriet
LE-26A: Donald road Nesting History


Year History
90-91 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
91-92 Active, 1 Fledgling confirmed
92-93 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
93-94 Active, 3 Fledglings confirmed
94-95 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
95-96 Active, 3 Fledglings confirmed
96-97 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
97-98 Inactive-- 98-99 Active, 1 Fledgling confirmed
99-00 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
00-01 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
01-02 Active, 1 Fledgling confirmed

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E6 our 2014/15 fledgling at the pasture pond


02-03 Active, two adults observed at nest tree 4/21/03 -- (perhaps this is when Ozzie and Harriet took over the nest--we do not know for sure)

03-04 Tree observed dead 9/29/03. ES Staff inspected the tree on 9/29/03
and found the tree had been girdled by machete or hatchet. Birds have
been observed in the territory but did not nest this nesting season.

04-05 Active, Two adults observed incubating posture in Dec '04. 1 chick
fledged about April 6, 2005

05-06 Active, 1 fledgling confirmed

06-07 Inactive *Built a new nest north of Bayshore Rd (nest #LE26B-our present nest)

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Pritchett Property Nest 2006 - present

This nest has been labeled LE-26B

Ozzie and Harriet relocated their nest for the 2006/07 nesting season to its present location on the Pritchett property.
They had 11 fledglings confirmed from this nest on the Pritchett's property. M15 and Harriet have had 3 confirmed fledglings so far.

Year - History
06-07 Active; Built a new nest north of Bayshore Rd: 2 chicks fledged
07-08 Active; but fledglings not confirmed
08-09 Active; 2 chicks
09-10 Active; 1 chick
10-11 Active; 1 fledgling confirmed
11-12 Active; 1 fledgling confirmed
12-13 Active; 2 fledglings confirmed (Hope + Honor)
13-14 Active; 1 fledgling confirmed (E4)
14-15 Active; 1 fledgling confirmed (E6)
15-16 Active: nest now occupied by Harriet and M15---2 fledglings confirmed (E7 and E8)
16-17 Active: 1 fledgling confirmed (E9)


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Our 2015/16 eaglets, E7 and E8
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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, September 20 2017 @ 04:01 PM EDT  
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Aside from losing several of our eaglets we have had our share of happenings at this nest. ---

In 2015 ~~~

OZZIE!! ~~ What can we say about Ozzie? We lost the handsome, smart, wonderful 1st Dad of our nest on September27th, 2015. S0 sad!!! All of us who watch this nest and love this family will always miss this wonderful, intelligent, entertaining eagle!

Ozzie photographed by Desiree Deliz--Ozzie's #1 fan.

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In 2016 ~~~

Perhaps the most important of all of the dramatic happenings at this nest in 2016 was the complete and total loss of the nest probably due to weather, old age, and leaping eaglets. Fortunately for those of us who watch this nest Harriet and M15 chose to rebuild their nest right in the same tree and the same spot--what a relief!!

Here is a look at the nest before and after the collapse

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2017 ~~~


We had our own catastrophe just before the start of our new season. In the very late summer of 2017 on September,11trh, hurricane Irma, hit a good part of Florida including our nest area in North Ft. Myers. We had an overflowing pond, a large tree in the pasture was uprooted and although our nest stayed right where Harriet and /M15 built it the nest tree itself sustained quite a bit of damage. Believe it or not even out snag trees stayed standing!!! Wooh We waited patiently to see if out pair of eagles had safely weathered the hurricane. We were rewarded a few days later when they showed up safe and sound!! Phew

Below is a before and after picture of our nest tree.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, September 20 2017 @ 04:01 PM EDT  
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Below is a picture showing the locations of nest 1 (old nest) and nest 2 (Pritchett property nest) --


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As you can see above in the lower picture, there is a large river close to the nest, (about a half a mile away - as a bird flies) that flows into the Gulf of Mexico. It is called the Caloosahatchee River, This is a prime source of food for this nest.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there are 128 nests in a 25 mile radius of Ozzie and Harriet's nest. The closet nest is about one mile away, although it was last known active for the 2009 season.


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E7 (2016) strikes a pose

This is the sixth season Dick Pritchett Real Estate has provided the live look into Harriet & Ozzie’s (now M15's) Southwest Florida nest. We now have three HD-PTZ cameras that film the birds 24/7 and stream live video directly to this site. Camera #1 is positioned six feet above the nesting tree and is equipped with night vision or infrared light, which emits no actual light. Nor does it make any noise. The birds do not see or hear anything coming from the camera. Camera #2 is located approximately 100 feet from the nest and has the ability to capture images of the nest action outside of Camera #1. Cam #3 is located down at the pond which is on the property where the eagles tend to spend a lot of time. All of our cameras are environmentally friendly, non-intrusive and positioned to offer the best view of the nest and birds while preserving the pristine beauty of the nest and their surroundings.


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E8 (2016) walking in the pasture on fledge day



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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, September 20 2017 @ 04:02 PM EDT  
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Videos taken by wskrsnwings prior to the cams going live ~~

1- M15 Is Home With Harriet & She Can't Stop Talkin' About It 08-08-17 -- https://youtu.be/IeZ9pYT8iSs

2- H & M Are Home~M Goes To The Nest 08-15-17 -- https://youtu.be/gmIFPMMcquY

3- Early Departure For Harriet & M15 From The Nest Tree 08-30-17 -- https://youtu.be/glob92PNHds

4- Two Nests To Choose From? M Adds 1st Stick To Old~H Adds 3 Sticks To New 09-01-17 -- https://youtu.be/ZcT3D6lpv-s

5- The Nest & Nest Tree Survive Hurricane Irma~A Look At The Area 09-11-17 -- https://youtu.be/nal3rCfEyl8



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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, October 01 2017 @ 06:41 PM EDT  
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More videos taken by wskrsnwings prior to the cams going live ~~


6- Teamwork~Harriet & M15 Add 12 Sticks In 90 Minutes 09-15-17 -- https://youtu.be/KddvJ_E14NM

7- Late Arrival To Nest~Both Add Sticks And Grasses 09-24-17 -- https://youtu.be/KhxWF3rePMI

8- Harriet & M15's Morning Of Sticks-Beaks-Bonding & A Juvie 09-26-17 -- https://youtu.be/Ni3ESPltPCU

9- A Strong Nest & Bond~More Sticks, Grasses & Bonding 09-29-17 -- https://youtu.be/KEpBra-DTss



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By: DinkeyCreekgrl (offline) on Sunday, October 01 2017 @ 06:55 PM EDT  
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Is it OK to post here I hope? What a wonderful day! To watch and see and hear our cam live and our eagles to visit us!!! Thank you all who make this happen! Magic is in the air for sure! Smile And love...love is in the air...and in the nest! LOVEing the new additions to our viewing pleasures! THANK YOU!!! WooHoo
Eagle in the nest tree!
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Here comes #2!
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Love is in the nest!
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"I know that love is seeing, all the infinite in one. In the brotherhood of creatures, through The Father, through The Son." ~ John Denver



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