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Harriet and M15 welcome new eaglet to the Eagle Cam nest

Posted at 12:25 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 19:20:43-05

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- All eyes are on the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam nest in North Fort Myers, where the first of Harriet and M15's two eggs has hatched.

A pip first appeared in the egg on Wednesday, and the eaglet hatched sometime just after noon Thursday.

A second egg is expected to hatch in about two more days.

The two eagles have been switching off incubating their eggs, which need to maintain a temperature of 105 degrees.

Their nest is featured on the popular Southwest Florida Eagle Cam website, where viewers can get an up-close look at the nest 24 hours a day.

This is the pair's 5th nesting season together, and have produced two eggs every year. Harriet was previously paired with an eagle known as Ozzie beginning in 2006 until his passing in 2015.