About The Eagle Cam
The 2012-2013 Nesting Season (October 2012-May 2013) marked the first year the nest was streamed live to the world. Over 16 million viewers tuned in to watch Adult Eagles Harriet and Ozzie raise their 2 eaglets from birth to fledge.
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.
The 2013-2014 Nesting Season (October 2013-May 2014) brought many challenges to both the viewers and eagles. Ozzie & Harriett returned to the nest in October and laid two eggs in November.
The 1st egg (E3) was laid November 17 at 4.37pm and hatched (36 days) Dec. 23 at 11.46pm. The 2nd egg (E4) was laid November 20 at 6:18PM and hatched (35 days) Dec. 25 at 10:21am. E3 passed away Feb. 2 at 4.53am at 41 days old to unknown causes. E4 fledged the nest on April 4, 2014 at 8.27am.
•The adult bald eagles, known as Ozzie and Harriet, have been coming to this nest since 2006.
•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 is the third season Dick Pritchett Real Estate has provided the live look into Harriet & Ozzie’s Southwest Florida nest. We have two 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. (See diagram right for picture of cam locations) 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 pair relocated the nest from across the street to its current location for the 2006-2007 nesting season. This nest is labeled LE026-B of the Florida State Monitoring Program. It has been monitored at this location for 7 years.
Visiting the Nest
Please remember the closer you are to the nest, the less you can see. The best viewing location is from your desktop at home. Visits to the nest are closely monitored. If you can see the nest please remember you are being watched and recorded, even at night. We are a working office and your compliance with the eagle watching etiquette is most appreciated.
Identifying Ozzie & Harriet
|Harriet (Female)||Ozzie (Male)|
• 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
• Slimmer head
• Smaller than Harriet
• Interspersed sprinkles of white on right back shoulder
• Inverted V above beak, brow line