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Southwest Florida Eagle Cam back online for 2019-2020 breeding season

Posted at 8:33 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 08:33:34-04

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A Southwest Florida staple is back online! Season 8 of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam is underway.

Bald eagles Harriet and M15 have been seen around the North Fort Myers nest together, fixing it up to get it ready for eggs.

Florida Fish and Wildlife says bald eagles typically lay eggs between December and early January, and their incubation lasts about 35 days.

Last season, Harriet and M15 had two successful hatchlings, E12 and E13.

Four cameras will capture every moment at the nest, 24/7, and stream it live on the website.

--Camera #1: Six feet above the nesting tree and is equipped with night vision or infrared light, which emits no actual light.
--Camera #2: Approximately 60 feet from the nest and has the ability to capture images of the nest action outside the view of Camera #1.
--Cam #3: Closer to the north of the pond, to capture activity happening around the pasture and in the pond area.
--Cam 360 (Cam #4): Located in the nest tree and the first ever live camera in history to capture a 360 degree look into a bald eagle’s daily activity. This cam allows you to click and drag to any viewing area for a fully immersive experience.