On September 27, after seen fighting with a male eagle in the area, Ozzie was found injured and again admitted back into CROW’s care. The 2012-2013 (October 2012-May 2013) marked the first year the nest was streamed live to the world. The Pritchett Family started the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Foundation in the Spring of 2013 so viewers and philanthropists could donate to a fund to help maintain the camera for future season of living streaming.
Over 18 million viewers tuned in to watch the adult eagles, Harriet and Ozzie, raise their 2 eaglets (Hope and Honor) from birth to fledge. The goal of these cameras is to foster appreciation, admiration and respect for these magnificent creatures through the ability to bring these beautiful birds into your homes.
The pair of eagles rely mostly on fish from the river (Mullet, Catfish, Red Fish, Snook, Gar), but may also eat small rodents if the opportunity presents itself.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Service, who tracks Bald Eagle nests, M15 and Harriet have 133 neighbors in a 25-mile radius. To preserve the natural habitat of the eagles, the camera is positioned six feet above the nest and is attached to a tree limb, using no screws or nails. This feature allows the camera to see at night without disturbing the eagles.
Both cameras are environmentally friendly, non-intrusive and positioned to offer the best view of the nest and birds while preserving the pristine beauty of the nest and their surroundings.
Harriet and Ozzie received their names by the landowners and area birdwatchers who fell in love with the duo from a distance.
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Klikk på "rockeren" for å tillate bruk av Flash i nettleseren din.The site launched with one camera in September 2012.The live webcam was set up by the landowner's company, Dick Pritchett Real Estate, to observe the eagles in their natural habitat in hopes of providing an educational and learning experience.For season 2, Dick Pritchett Real Estate installed two cameras, hoping to enhance the viewing experience.In addition to the nest camera (camera #1), camera #2 is located approximately 60 feet from the nest and has the ability to capture images of the nest action outside of Camera #1.