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WE HAVE AN EGG: A Very Special Delivery Day!

SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Sunday November 17, 2013 A Very Special Delivery Early morning vocals were heard loud and clear suggesting Ozzie and Harriet were in the nest tree. They have stayed close to the nest area for the last several days. Harriet arrived in the nest at 6:18 am. Ground observers reported that Ozzie and Harriet were perched in the camera 2 tree. Harriet took a few short flights to some of her favorite perch trees in the area and back to the nest tree. Ozzie and Harriet had a… Read More »WE HAVE AN EGG: A Very Special Delivery Day!

Nest Activity- Nov 15, 2013

SWFEC SUMMARY Friday November 15, 2013 Say Goodnight Harriet Another 1:00 am visit to the nest by Harriet. Faint vocals heard around dawn suggested Ozzie and Harriet were perched nearby. As daylight begins, the Love Birds arrived on the nest to continue their “nestorations”. Both are diligent nest builders and renovators. Harriet is spending a lot of time lying in the nest. Maybe she is practicing for her soon to be hours of incubating eggs. The day’s activities included beautiful fly-ins and fly-outs from the nest and the surrounding trees.… Read More »Nest Activity- Nov 15, 2013

Ozzie Hunts and Delivers, Harriet Gets ExcitedNovember 15, 2013 Video By UrdognU You can see Ozzie hunt across the street from the wide angle cam view. Harriet departs from being perched above the wide angle cam vocalizing with excitement. You will see a glimpse of her flying by on the nest cam. (Source:

Nest Activity for Nov. 14, 2013

Heads or Tails Today was not the typical beginning to Ozzie and Harriet’s day. There were not many early morning vocals. The brief early morning visit to the nest was not until 6:18 am.  Harriet seemed very calm and quiet and spent time lying in the nest bowl.  Ozzie and Harriet both performed beautiful fly-ins and fly–outs from the nest with sticks. One impressive fly-in happened when Ozzie delivered a fish for brunch as Harriet was in quick pursuit vocalizing all the way. Harriet appears to love her fish gifts… Read More »Nest Activity for Nov. 14, 2013

The ABC’s of Eagle Birds & The Bees

Watch the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Live here: Picture of Harriet & Ozzie Mating: (Photo: Desiree) Mating doesn’t mean eggs will be laid – nor does it mean eggs that are laid are viable. The male sperm can stay vital and alive for up to 7 days or so. Once the sperm pierce a female ova (egg) the ova has to find its way to the entrance of the oviduct (usually in less than 30 seconds). The journey through the oviduct where the egg is manufactured takes about 24 hours… Read More »The ABC’s of Eagle Birds & The Bees

The Fish That Tried To Get Away- Video from Wed. Nov 13

The Fish That Tried To Get Away- Video from Wed. Nov 13 Edited footage of early morning. The wonderful Ozzie Shuffle in the nest bowl, the fish (6:51:50) that was still moving when they both fly into the nest together, and Ozzie appeared to almost trip on a stick he brought into the nest, appears maybe to have caught on the side of the nest (the stick), but Ozzie recovered very well ~ 7:53:22 Video by dragonlainey

Nest Activity Update- Nov. 13, 2013

Two Eagles in a Pine Tree. In the wee hours of the morning Ozzie and Harriet began nest bowl work featuring the “Ozzie Shimmy”. Ozzie wriggles his chest in the nest bowl and then he does the “Ozzie Shuffle” by kicking his feet backward. Although these comical names give light to his actions they look as if they are very important in constructing the nest bowl. Ozzie and Harriet departed to the outer branches of the nest tree and returned to the nest closer to dawn. It was a very… Read More »Nest Activity Update- Nov. 13, 2013

Nest Acivity – Tues, Nov 12- Love is In the Air

A series of sweet symphonies of vocals between Ozzie & Harriet: Screen Capture from video by dragonlainey Before the light of day the singing began. Harriet and then Ozzie arrived on the nest.They proceeded to vocalize and engage in their affectionate sparring some refer to as “beaking”. Harriet seemed to be doing more work on the nest bowl by adding her special touches. Ozzie appeared to resist her efforts with no luck. Harriet was observed bringing sticks, moss and a sprig of fresh pine to the nest. She also tried… Read More »Nest Acivity – Tues, Nov 12- Love is In the Air

Summary: Nest Activity – Monday, November 11, 2013

Didn’t get to watch the cams yesterday? Here is what you missed: Morning: Vocal greetings began early at 4:00am nest time. Ozzie arrived at the nest before dawn and began his nest bowl fluffing. Harriet arrived shortly after and proceeded to help. Ozzie really likes to do this task himself so an early morning discussion with vocals and “beaking” took place for a while. Harriet seemed to win this argument as Ozzie left her to try out the nest bowl with a shimmy of her own. Ozzie’s day was filled with… Read More »Summary: Nest Activity – Monday, November 11, 2013