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Eagle webcam up and running for new nesting season

Posted at 8:49 AM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 08:49:17-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Fans of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam are excited to see that the live webcam is up and running again for the 2017-18 eagle nesting season.

The popular webcam has thousands of followers worldwide who like to keep an eye on the North Fort Myers nest as Harriet and M15 start their third season together.

The nest successfully held up during Hurricane Irma last month and the couple has been seen working on building up the nest with sticks and materials.

Last season, the pair produced two eggs in November, but only one was viable and hatched on December 31st.  The hatchling, named E9, grew quickly and was last seen leaving the nest in May.

The season before that, the pair laid two eggs in December that both hatched in January.  The eagles survived an owl attack in May.  E7 was okay, but E8 required some brief rehab at CROW.  Both eaglet successfully grew to leave the nest on their own.

The nest site has hosted eagles since 2006, when Harriet and then-partner Ozzie began living there.  Ozzie passed away in 2015, leading to Harriet's new partnership with M15.