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Southwest Florida “Eagle Cam” Prepares for Holidays Hatchlings


Southwest Florida “Eagle Cam” Prepares for Holidays Hatchlings

“Hatch Watch” kicks off with arrivals expected in time for the Holidays  

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 12, 2013) – The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam (SWFEC) is pleased to announce the area’s most beloved pair of bald eagles is expecting! Harriet’s two eggs, laid November 17 and November 20, are in the homestretch of the average 35 day incubation period.

The veteran eagle parents, Harriet and Ozzie, have diligently taken turns incubating their young by maintaining the necessary 105 degrees F temperature the embryos need for proper development. Harriet and Ozzie will continue to nurture their eggs until a few days before Christmas when the eggs are expected to hatch.

Viewers can watch and track all the action of “Hatch Watch 2013” by following SWFEC’s countdown clock here. This year’s “Hatch Watch” has been enhanced with two high-definition camera angles of the nesting tree.  The first camera is positioned in the same location as last year and the second camera is positioned in a tree thirty yards north. 

Since its inception in September 2012, the SWFEC has received more than 19 million views from over 190 different countries worldwide.

History of the Eagles 
Harriet and Ozzie have been calling North Fort Myers their winter home for over twenty years and typically reside in the nest between the months of October and April.  This active pair of birds has been laying eggs and raising fledgling eagles for the past several years.  During Season One of the SWFEC, the eagle couple, who mate for life, hatched two eaglets. Facebook followers of SWFEC, voted on the names of the eaglets and then faithfully tuned in as they developed, fledged the nest March 25 and left the area in late May.

About Dick Pritchett Real Estate
Founded in 1950 by Richard H. (Dick) Pritchett Jr., Dick Pritchett Real Estate has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years. Specializing in commercial, industrial and residential lots, Dick Pritchett Real Estate is a family owned and operated company that helps clients with every aspect of buying or selling real estate. Calling Southwest Florida home, Dick Pritchett Real Estate strives to provide customers with top notch service by helping clients find the location that best suits their current and future needs. For more information, visit our website at

The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Foundation was created by the Pritchett family to help offset costs of the Eagle Cam. Contributions are gladly welcomed.  To learn more or to donate, click here


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