Eagle Videos

SWFL Eagles ~ Precious Cargo On Board! H & M Tenderly Rolling The Eggs! ?? ?? H's Grass Trick 11.28.21

11/29/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M15 have settled into a routine of incubating & rolling the eggs with multiple shift changes between them throughout the day. They both take their responsibilities seriously and with purpose. A successful nest requires both parents actively cooperating and taking turns on the eggs. ?? M is incubating and gets up to roll the eggs & aerate around them. Aerating the nest combined with incubation helps maintain the egg temperature. M lays back down and Harriet flies in with some long grasses. She puts them on M's back - her nifty little trick to get him up so she can incubate. M heads to the outer attic and will fly off southwest. Harriet will get up every half hour to an hour to roll the eggs and reposition herself on them. Precious cargo indeed! Why roll the eggs? The adults roll the eggs in order to keep the temperature even throughout the egg and to prevent the embryo from adhering to one side of the egg. Scientists also believe that rotating ensures the embryo get enough albumin (mixture of water & protein making up the egg white which provides nutrients. Too little albumen can lead to an underdeveloped chick. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles_ Incubation Is A Patient Game & Horses Check Out A Vulture Dining 11-29-21

11/29/2021

wskrsnwings M15 took over incubation duties early this morning while Harriet preened in a front snag before flying to the pond and then away from the pasture. I did catch M15 repositioning and rolling the eggs one time through the crib rail peepholes. Waiting patiently for activity from H & M as they each patiently incubate, I watched other pasture activity. A Turkey Vulture and Fish Crow were seen picking at the remains of the carrion that was first seen in the pasture last Friday. The horses came over to check out the birds eating. Muscovy ducks were seen on the pond fence and exploring an oak tree in the church parking lot. And a Wood Stork was seen perching above Nest2. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles ~ A Day Of Fluff Deliveries! ?? Amazing Closeups Of Harriet & M15! Egg Views! 11.27.21

11/28/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M15 continue to build their nest adding soft grasses which will help insulate the eggs and future eaglets. Harriet arrives first with a clump of grasses and spreads them on the nest. M gets up and helps her spread them - then flies off to the pasture snag for a shift change. He comes back with grasses too and adds to the softness of the nest bowl. He heads to the attic before flying off and returning with more fluff! Harriet is not ready to give up incubation so M will head to the attic. We get to see another vulture eating the carrion in the pasture at 8:16. Harriet gets up to roll the eggs and then we have some excellent zooming of her face beginning at 11:37. Notice the hole in the back of her tongue from 13:14-13:34 - that is called the glottis. The glottis is the entrance to the larynx and trachea which is known as the windpipe. The glottis closes during swallowing. These actions help prevent choking when swallowing large pieces of prey. We also see Harriet's tongue and bubbles of saliva in addition to the detail in her eye and beak. Harriet will pull grass up around her and put on her back while incubating at 16:18 as she continues to get comfy on her eggs. M arrives with a stick and we have another shift change and then some amazing closeups of M's face and eyelashes at 20:00! Simply amazing! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet Dines On Carrion With Vultures! ?? 11.26.21

11/27/2021

Lady Hawk M is incubating the eggs and Harriet is on the attic vocal. There are vultures flying around in the pasture over some carrion on the ground. It appears to be a raccoon. Harriet flies off the attic and down to the where the carrion is located. One vulture watches her as she begins to de-fur. Harriet does not stay long and will leave it and fly towards the pond. Beginning at 3:45 we see the vultures soaring the skies over the pasture. Later, Harriet is back incubating the eggs when she flies off the nest into the pasture and begins to work on the carrion once again. One vulture tries to steal at 13:41 but Harriet flaps her wings to stay away. The vulture waits patiently - then two more vultures arrive! We now have two turkey vultures and a black vulture at 17:20. We have a scuffle with two of the vultures - the victor gets to eat along side Harriet at 17:52! They eat for several minutes before a dog interrupts them by coming under the fence on the right into the pasture at 26:35. Harriet and the vultures fly off and we get a look at the dog who will head back under the fence at 27:42. M is watching all the action from the comfort of his nest! ?? Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M Brings Harriet A Headless Fish For Thanksgiving ?? Puts A Palm Frond On Her! 11.25.21

11/26/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet sees M flying in with a fish and she gets excited and vocalizes loudly! He arrives with a nice headless fish for her Thanksgiving day dinner! She claims the fish and begins to eat it We have some wonderful views of the eggs while Harriet works on her fish - she gobbles it up and then flies off toward the pond to get a drink of water. M drops down and takes over incubation duties. Later, Harriet is back on the nest when M flies in with a long piece of palm frond. He places it on her back to let her know it is time to get up and she goes to the veranda. The dirty marks on Harriet's pristine white head feathers are the result of the small birds (starlings) pooping on her while she incubates the eggs. lol She comes back down to the nest and tells M it is time for her evening shift and he heads to the outer branch. Sleep well Harriet & M ? Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet Alerts As A Sub Adult Eagle Tries To Land In Nest Tree! 11.24.21

11/25/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet is on the nest incubating her eggs when she see a sub adult flying overhead. She alerts as it tries to land in the nest tree - it had its landing gear down but decided to fly off instead. At the same time a Swallowtail Kite is soaring overhead as well. Harriet keeps watch and remains vocal on and off and then settles back down. About 23 minutes later the sub adult is seen again from cam 2 at 2:06 flying under the nest tree. M15 is on the pasture snag and he may have flushed the SA out. Harriet alerts once more and remain watchful until the young eagle leaves the area. Now that Harriet is incubating eggs, they will be more vigilant protecting their territory. Enjoy some beautiful coverage of M preening his feathers on the pasture snag! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M Incubates His Two Perfect Eggs For 1st Time! ? Puts Grass On Harriet's Back 11.24.21

11/25/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet wakes up and calls out to M15 to come to the nest for the first changing of the guard for the new day! M drops down from the attic and he is ready willing and able to take over the morning shift and he gladly incubates his two perfect eggs for the very first time! ? M will roll the eggs and aerate around them while on duty. About three hours later M will get up and head to the attic and join Harriet and they are vocal. We have the perfect opportunity to zoom in on the eggs! Egg #2 is on the left which has a cleaner shell and egg #1 on the right. Precious cargo on board!! Harriet will come to the nest for the next shift change but she only gets to incubate a short time because M flies in with a clump of grasses for the nest. M will place them on Harriet's back - his little trick maneuver to get her to get up so he can incubate again. He flies to the attic and waits and Harriet gets up and flies into the pasture so he is able to come back to the nest and settle back down on his eggs. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ An Excited M15 Gets A Quick Peek At Both Eggs! ? Soft Vocals From Harriet ? 11.23.21

11/24/2021

Lady Hawk As dusk falls in the pasture, M15 arrives home to the nest tree. He lands on the nest not knowing that Harriet had just laid her second egg. She greets him with soft vocals....M is excited to see if he can incubate and Harriet will get up and give him a quick peek at her newly laid egg! ?? She is not ready to let him incubate as she is pretty exhausted from her labor. No doubt M will drop down to the nest at first light to get his chance at incubating his eggs. M flies to the outer branch and roosts overnight. SED to our sweet eagle family and the future E19 and E20! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet Lays Egg #2 ?????? Congratulations Harriet & M15!! 11.23.21

11/24/2021

Lady Hawk And then there were two!! Harriet lays her second egg this afternoon at 17:10:09 EST! Harriet went into labor while she was on the nest incubating this afternoon! You can see the beginning of her labor with a slight tail flip, then contractions while lying down. She gets up and pushes and delivers egg#2 at 1:41 timestamp in the video! Congratulations to our sweet Momma Harriet and her mate M15! ?? Harriet delivered egg #2 just 72 hours after laying egg #1. We the delayed incubation she has done, we might have two eggs that hatch close to together! This is such an egg-citing day for our eagle family! We could not see the 2nd egg from cam 1 so I am including full coverage of her labor and delivery from both cam 1 & the 360! We get to see both of her beautiful eggs! Harriet is exhausted and continues to fully incubate her eggs this evening! Bless her heart! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet Brings In A Mourning Dove! M Nuzzles H's Wing For A Shift Change ? 11.22.21

11/23/2021

Lady Hawk Warning: Viewer discretion advised. Harriet catches & brings to the nest a live mourning dove. Harriet gets up from incubating her egg and flies off the nest & returns in 2.5 minutes with a mourning dove she just caught. She immediately begins to de-feather it and makes quick work with eating it - leaving only soft feathers to help line her nest. She then resumes incubation of the egg and gets up to roll it at 8:30. ?? M flies in at 10:07 and he has one thing on his mind....incubation time! ? He goes up to Harriet and gently nuzzles her wing and she replies with soft vocals. She gets up for a shift change & flies to the pond and lets M have his time on the egg. Harriet returns at dusk and they exchange vocals and M will head to the outer branch while Harriet rolls the egg and settles in for the evening. We will be watching Harriet's behavior tomorrow for signs of her laying egg #2! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles_ The Nest Begins To Blossom - Welcome Egg #1 11-22-21

11/22/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet laid her first egg Saturday, November 20th at 3:48pm. She and M15 have been taking turns incubating and watching over their new egg and adding more grasses for the nest bowl/bole ever since as we see during my visit to the nest this morning. Hopefully tomorrow Harriet will lay a second egg and the nest will continue to blossom. Bald eagle eggs average hatch date is 34-39 days after being laid. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Delivers Two Fish For Harriet! ???????? 11.21.21

11/22/2021

Lady Hawk M flies in with a partial fish while Harriet was on the nest! She claims her fish gift and begins to eat while M will fly off towards the pond to go fishing again! Harriet leaves a small piece of fish on the side of the nest as she returns to aerate around the egg. M flies in with a second partial fish for Harriet! Good job M - looks like he got to enjoy a little of both catches today too! Harriet eats her fish while M moves some nesting material and then heads to the outer attic. Harriet left some of the second fish on the side as well - M will come back later and get to eat nestovers! It was a good day for our eagle family with shared incubation duties and two fish deliveries.Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Is On Incubation Duty! Beautiful Closeups Of Egg #1 ?? 11.21.21

11/22/2021

Lady Hawk M15 is enjoying his time incubation his egg! He gets up to take a break and we have some great views of egg #1 showing some really good identification marks/stains on one side of the egg, Harriet arrives back to the nest and M flies in with more grasses! He spreads the soft nesting material partially covering the egg before he resumes incubation. He will join Harriet on the outer attic and we have another view and closeups of the egg. M comes back down and rolls the egg, aerates around it and then incubates. M will keep himself occupied by moving the grasses around him and he will find that big clump of nesting material and begin to work on pulling it apart at 10:55 :) He will get up and work on the left side rails and then come back to incubate his egg. M will take another quick break and we have more views of egg #1 before he returns with a stick! He places it at the front rails and then resumes his incubation duties which he really is happy to be performing now! Both Harriet and M are delaying incubation with their first egg so that the development of the embryo will be delayed. Eagles sometimes delay incubation in order for the eggs to hatch closer together which will help with less sibling rivalry of the eaglets. They will fully incubate when Harriet lays her second egg. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Hungry Hormonal Harriet Can't Control Herself! Side Kicks M Over & Over Again 11.21.21

11/22/2021

Lady Hawk After laying her first egg yesterday, Harriet's hormones have kicked into high gear. M had not brought her a food gift yet and she was hungry! M is on the attic and moves over to join Harriet and she suddenly shows her dominance and begins side kicking M over and over again (I lost count how many times she kicked him!) lol Poor M is submissive and keeps his head down and then finally after she was finished, he makes a fast escape to the inner limb. Whew! I put it regular time and slomo! Later in the day, M brings her two fish to make her happy again!! ? Thank you for watching Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Incubates His Egg For The First Time! ?????? 11.21.21

11/22/2021

Lady Hawk As the new day begins to unfold, Harriet goes to the side of nest & calls out to M to come down for the first changing of the guard and his first incubation duty of the season. She flies off toward the pond and M drops down and begins to aerate around the egg and give it roll. He finally shimmies down on the egg and begins his official incubation!! ?? M is a bit restless and gets up several times and keeps fixing the nesting material around the egg, aerating, rotating the egg and then back down on it. He is such a natural - he has found his bliss again! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Sees His Egg For The First Time & Sweetly Kisses Harriet! ?????? 11.20.21

11/21/2021

Lady Hawk This is what we have all been waiting on....M seeing his egg for the first time!! He flies in with a big wad of grasses to impress Harriet and as soon as he places them his eye spots this big white object under Harriet! His heart is beating wildly in his chest as he goes in for a closer look and then he realizes his wish has come true! ???? He sees his beautiful white freshly laid egg and he is overcome with happiness! He reaches over and gives Harriet a little kiss (4:20)!! ?? He waited to see if he could incubate but Harriet was standing over the egg so he stays on the nest and moves some sticks along the rails and finally flies up to the outer branch to roost for the night. We have a happy family and all is well with the world tonight! ?? Views from cam 1 first and then the 360 cam beginning at 11:00. Thank you for watching! Video captured and edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ HARRIET LAYS FIRST EGG Of 2021-2022 SEASON! ?? Congratulations!! 11.20.21

11/21/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet was on the nest and started to exhibit signs of labor - i.e., fidgeting, moving & pulling nesting material up around her & rocking her body slightly back and forth. She went right into labor and quickly lays her first egg at 2:56 in the video (actual time was 15:48:56 EST) Harriet looks down immediately at her newly laid egg and we get some nice views of it! She then will lay down and start to incubate it and wait for M to come back to the nest to see his egg! ?? Harriet has laid 22 eggs in the 10 years that the SWFEC cams have been live! She has actually laid more than 22 eggs but this is what we have documented via the live cams. Congratulations Harriet and M15 and to the entire SWFLEC team and all the viewers on this egg-citing day! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Sub Adult Visitor Flies Into Nest Tree! M15 Flushes Out! 11.18.21

11/19/2021

Lady Hawk M is on the lower limb feaking his beak when Harriet will join him! They are so cute together feaking, watching one another & and having a bit of a discussion! Suddenly a sub adult appears flying overhead circling the nest tree! Both Harriet and M vocalize as it lands in the treetop upper branches. They keep an eye on the visitor but settle down for the next 20 minutes. We get a nice zoom on the sub adult who appeared to be settling in for the evening too...until M decides that he did not want any visitors in his tree! He flies towards the cam housing and flushes the bird out of the tree. It flies off to the left towards the church. M will go to the treetop left side and Harriet will head to the outer attic and then the attic close to the nest. It was a good day for the eagles with M delivering two fish for Harriet and both doing nest work adding sticks and grasses! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M Delivers A Fish Gift For Harriet! Mating, Sticks, Closeups & Foot Action 11.18.21

11/19/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet flies in to the nest with some soft grasses and M will bring in a stick as they both work on readying the nest for their future eaglets. M will fly in later with a nice live fish and Harriet can be seen flying in at the same time from cam 2 at 3:28! She beats him to the nest by a nanosecond! ?? Harriet claims her fish gift and digs in as M will head to the attic. He will fly off and return with some grass while Harriet is eating. ?? Harriet finishes her meal and feaks her beak and heads to the attic and M is ready to mate at 12:16! Hormones are raging and they are both ready for some eggs! Later, M is on the outer attic and Harriet joins him and gives him her foot at 14:40 lol Enjoy some stunning closeups of our power couple side by side (Harriet on the left and M15 on the right). These closeups provide excellent footage comparing both eagles side by side for identification purposes! ?? Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles_ Owls On The Prowl? More Grasses & Sticks + Mating Atop The Snag 11-18-21

11/18/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet and M15 flew early to a front snag and mated. M15 flew to the west pasture returning to the nest with grasses. When Harriet flew to a west pasture snag, M15 followed and both were on high alert, vocalizing and tracking something flying over there that I could not see. Perhaps the owls were spotted by H & M? Then both flew above N2 (nest2) and perched, vocalizing and watchful. Satisfied with securing their territory, both flew to the ground and grabbed grasses to take back to the nest. M15 added two sticks while Harriet supervised from the outer attic. The light rain turned heavier and I headed home. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....