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Southwest Florida Eagle Cam

Posted January 20, 2014 9:30 AM by SavvyExacta

Ever wonder what goes on in an eagle's nest? The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam offers a bird's eye view of the action. Eagles Ozzie and Harriet have returned to the nest each year since 2006.

This year they have two chicks that have recently grown large enough to be left unattended for short periods of time. Gray and fuzzy, they look nothing like America's national symbol, but it's fun to watch them grow!

Fast Facts About Eagles

  • Weigh 10-14 pounds and have a wingspan of 72-90 inches
  • Nest in large trees near water
  • Mating pairs remain together until the death of one or both
  • Reach maturity in 4-5 years
  • Diet consists of fish and carrion
  • Some migrate, some do not, and some remain in Florida year-round

E3 and E4

The chicks born this season have not yet been named and are designated as E3 and E4. One is much larger than the other and sibling rivalry is a regular part of life in the nest. The operators of the eagle cam shared some information about the realities of Mother Nature and their stance on interfering.

Top Eagle Cam Moments

Here are a few photos from the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Facebook page.

More Information

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam info

American Bald Eagle Information

image credits - screenshots and photo by Jim Thomas via the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Facebook page

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01/20/2014 10:24 AM

NSA has cameras everywhere!

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01/20/2014 12:40 PM

HEY!!!

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01/20/2014 2:41 PM

The salesman told me that was a nest sanitizer....

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