Southwest Florida Eagle Cam couple produce egg

Posted at 11:39 AM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 11:39:02-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The residents of the hugely popular Southwest Florida Eagle Cam will soon be parents to a baby eaglet.

Harriet the eagle laid her first egg of the nesting season at her nest along Bayshore Road Saturday afternoon. Harriet's new partner M15 arrived shortly after to see the egg for the first time.

The new egg was announced Saturday evening on the cam's Facebook page.

Video of the event can be seen HERE.

It's been a drama-filled year at the nest along Bayshore Road.  Earlier this year, Harriet's partner Ozzie was found injured and taken to CROW rehab for treatment.  During that time, M15 moving into the nest, much to Ozzie's dismay when he was released.  Ozzie was injured again in a fight with another eagle and passed away in September.