This nest is labeled LE026-B of the Florida State Monitoring Program.It has been monitored at this location for 8 years.
On September 27th, after seen fighting with a male eagle in the area, Ozzie was found injured and again admitted back into CROW’s care. The fourth season (October 2015- June 2016) was a season of many firsts for Harriet & her new mate M15 (short for Male 2015).
After Ozzie’s passing, Harriet spent a few weeks courting possible new mates but eventually bonded (or mated) with M15, laying two eggs.
After nearly 3 months at CROW, E8 was released back into the wild on August 18.
The 2016-2017 season is the fifth season Dick Pritchett Real Estate has provided the live look into this Southwest Florida nest.
"Eagles are wild birds and anything can happen in the wild.
The Southwest Florida Eagle Camera (SWFEC) does not interfere or intervene and allows nature to take its course.
The 1st egg (E1/Hope) was laid on November 26 at pm., hatched January 1, 2013 at p.m. The 2nd egg (E2/Honor) was laid on November 29 at pm., hatched January 3, 2013 at .p.m. The 2013-2014 Nesting Season (October 2013-May 2014) brought many challenges to both the viewers and eagles. Ozzie and Harriett returned to the nest in October and laid two eggs in November. On March 17, 2015, Ozzie was found by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials and taken to the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.
Ozzie & Harriett returned to the nest in October and laid two eggs in November. The first egg (E5) was laid November 19 and hatched (37 days) Dec. The 2nd egg (E6) was laid November 22 and hatched (35 days) Dec. (CROW) for evaluation after showing signs of disorientation and injury.
A third camera (Cam #3) is installed closer to the north of the pond, to capture activity happening around the pasture and in the pond area.
•The original adult bald eagles pair, known as Ozzie and Harriet, had been coming to this nest since 2006.
(1st egg: December 19 at pm; 2nd egg: December 22 at pm).