"Eagles are wild birds and anything can happen in the wild. The Southwest Florida Eagle Cameras do not interfere or intervene and allow nature to take its course. You will see life and you might see death, but this is nature at her finest."
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Information & History About the Nest You are Watching: The 2012-2013 (October 2012-May 2013) marked the first year the nest was streamed live to the world. Over 16 million viewers tuned into to watch Adult Eagles Harriet and Ozzie raise their 2 eaglets from birth to fledge.
2012-2013 Nesting Season
• The 1st egg (E1/Hope) was laid on November 26 at 1:47 pm., hatched January 1, 2013 at 10:44 p.m. and fledged the nest on March 25 at 7:51 a.m.
• The 2nd egg (E2/Honor) was laid on November 29 at 6:38 pm., hatched January 3, 2013 at 9:49.p.m. and fledged the nest on March 25 at 8:23 a.m.
Fast Facts on the SWFL Eagle Cam and Harriet & Ozzie • The adult bald eagles, known as Ozzie and Harriet, have been coming to this nest for the past 6 years. • They reside in this nest between the months of October and April. • The nest resides 60 feet above the ground, in a Slash Pine tree. The camera faces South East.
This year, DPRE is excited to continue the live look into their Southwest Florida nest. We have installed two cameras that will film the birds 24/7 and stream live video directly to this site. Camera #1 is positioned six feet above the nest and is equipped with 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 next and has the ability to capture images of the nest action outside of Camera #1. Both 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.
The goal of these cameras is to foster appreciation, admiration and respect for these magnificent creatures through the ability to bring these beautiful birds into your homes. Our intentions are to learn from these birds so we may better understand them and their habits.
This nest is labeled LE026-B of the Florida State Monitoring Program. It has been monitored for 5 years. The first year was when the nest was across the street in 2007. The pair relocated the nest in 2006-2007 to its present location.
How to Tell Ozzie and Harriet Apart: While it is a big difficult to tell the adult eagles apart, our expert moderators have provided the below identifying features:
Harriet (Female) • Much larger than Ozzie • Inverted V in front neck ruffles • Dark circles around eyes • Thick/larger beak, larger gape • Black speckles high on tail • Dark heart shape on head, back right • Has a Longer middle talon than O
Ozzie (Male) • Slimmer head • Smaller than Harriet • Interspersed sprinkles of white on right back shoulder • Inverted V above beak, brow line
If You are Planning to Visit the Next: Please remember the closer you are to the nest, the less you can see. The best viewing location is from your desktop at home. We are a working office and your compliance with the eagle watching etiquette is most appreciated.