Hungry Harriet and 2 Fish Tails Harriet began her early morning vocalizing for Ozzie to relieve her night shift of incubating their beautiful eggs. It was reported that Harriet was on the nest for 12 hours and 45 minutes. Ozzie immediately appeared on the nest to take over his morning duties. Ozzie was on the nest for several hours when Harriet flew in for her turn. Ozzie came back to the nest area with a fish. He took it to a tree by the pond and proceeded to eat his… Read More »Dinner is Served…Nest Summary for Sunday, Nov 24
Southwest FL Eagle Cam Daily Summary Saturday, November 23.2013 As the day begins to dawn Harriet lay peacefully calling out as if she knew Ozzie was close by. She may have be letting him know that his day “shift” of nest tending and egg incubating was about to begin. Shortly after Harriet departed from the nest Ozzie did arrive to take over his duties. Harriet returned a while later with some soft nest material. They both constantly bring reinforcements for the nest bowl and the nest itself. At one of… Read More »Taking Turns & Teamwork
Summary/Photo by UrdognU Harriet so proud of her two baby eggs Can eagles lay more than one egg at a time?Eagles lay their eggs one at a time and from one to three days apart. Egg producing consumes a great deal of energy. Only one egg can be produced at a time and takes 24 hours or more to form once the male sperm penetrates the ova (female egg). Can one mating result in more than one egg?One mating can result in more than one egg. The sperm reaches the… Read More »Eagle Egg Q &A
SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Thursday, November 21, 2013 Ozzie’s first look at egg number 2: by dragonlainey Roll and Roll AgainSummary by: DadsJazz Lovely Harriet surprised us when she laid her second egg yesterday very subtly without many obvious signs. Harriet spent most of the night and very early morning incubating her precious possessions. Ozzie had his first chance to take his turn at incubation the newly laid egg at 6:21 am. He was observed carefully and gently approaching the eggs so not to harm them. It is amazing the gentleness… Read More »Rolling, Rolling, Rolling- Nest Summary for Nov. 21
And Then There Were TwoSWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Wednesday, November 20, 2013Summary by DadsJazz Screen capture from video by dragonlainey As all the enthusiastic followers of this wonderful eagle pair watched in anticipation, Harriet graced us with an extra special delivery this evening with her egg number 2 at 6:18 pm. Many had viewed in awe as the first egg was laid on Sunday, November 17. Hours were spent anticipating the next delivery and that special moment was barely noticed as Beautiful Harriet lay incubating precious egg number 1. About 40… Read More »And Then There Were Two: Daily Summary for Nov. 21
Southwest Florida Eagle Cam VIDEO HIGLIGHTS Our amazing team of videographers spends hours of time everyday going through the nest footage, editing down highlights and activity for you to watch over and over again. Check out all the latest videos here: http://on.fb.me/10CbVDg Peanut1956 rickblack7792 urdognu Thank you for all you do!
Southwest Florida Eagle Cam DAILY SUMMARY Monday November 18, 2013 The Object of Their Affection The first day of Ozzie and Harriet’s egg arrival was filled with activity and excitement. Much energy is expended during egg formation and the laying process . Throughout the night and early morning Harriet lay in the nest. At 3:53 am Ozzie took over his duties of egg tending. Ozzie seemed a little unsettled, possibly readjusting to his roll of incubating. He cautiously rolled the egg, placed it perfectly and nestled in to keep it… Read More »
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!
Ozzie Hunts and Delivers, Harriet Gets ExcitedNovember 15, 2013 Video By UrdognUhttp://youtu.be/6uvrzbVB5H0 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: https://www.youtube.com/)
Watch the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Live here: http://bit.ly/VGnk6w 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