Eagle cam eggs expected to hatch soon

Posted at 9:18 AM, Dec 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-23 09:18:33-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Christmas babies could be in the works in a Southwest Florida nest. or maybe new year's babies!

Bald eagles Harriet and M-15 of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam in North Fort Myers are expecting.  Two eggs were laid by Harriet on November 22nd and 25th, so we are close to the conclusion of the 35 day incubation period.

However, a delay in the incubation of the first egg has some worried about the vitality of the egg.

In the meantime, nest watchers are closely monitoring the eggs, which are due to hatch sometime between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Viewers can watch and track all the action of “Hatch Watch 2016” by following all the action on the official SWFL Eagle Cam  website, the official Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram account, Tumblr page and YouTube channel. 

The eagles successfully hatched a pair of eaglets in early 2016.

Since its inception in September 2012, the eagle cam has received more than 60 million views from over 190 different countries worldwide.