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Eagle cam starlet Harriet lays second egg of nesting season

nov 29 2022 eagle egg lay
Posted at 5:01 AM, Nov 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-02 21:18:16-05

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Harriet and M15, stars of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, will be parents once again.

Operators of the popular camera network said Harriet laid her second egg of the nesting season Friday night just after 8 p.m.

This comes after the first egg was laid Tuesday night at precisely 6:09:34 p.m. The close-up camera, one of three placed around the habitat, picked up an image of the first egg about 30 seconds later.

Harriet and M15 were not harmed by Hurricane Ian when it came ashore in late September, however, their nest area was in disarray. The pair spent countless hours tidying and rebuilding their nest.

Meanwhile, the operators of the cameras spent time making sure the equipment was in fine working order prior to the nesting season.

The SWFL Eagle Cam has been in operation since 2012. Harriet has been the "starlet" of the camera since its inception. Her former partner, Ozzie, died in 2015 of injuries sustained in a fight with another male eagle.

Harriet traditionally lays two eggs per season.