EAGLE CAM: Harriet and M15 await hatching of 2 eggs

Vickie Mathis
December 28, 2016

Two bald eagles - Harriet and M15 - are taking turns keeping two eggs warm.

According to Dick Pritchett Real Estate, which is running the livestream, Harriet has been using the same next since 2006, but gained notoriety in October 2012, when millions of viewers watched her and her former partner Ozzie raise two eaglets.

"Harriet and M15 have turned into a well synced and loyal Eagle couple striving to continue their legacy through out the twists and turns of Eagle life", Southwest Florida Eagle Cam wrote on its Facebook page. Each season brings many smiles, laughs and even some tears.

There are three camera angles on the Dick Pritchett website, none of which can be seen or heard by the subjects. He was treated for 97 days and released back into the wild near the nest. They were together for more than 20 years, until Ozzie died in September of 2015 after getting into a fight with another male eagle, believed to be M15. But the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam says only time will tell if both eggs hatch successfully.

The eggs were laid on November 22 and November 25, and the two eagles have been patiently awaiting their hatchlings, sharing the task of incubating their eggs while remaining watchful to protect and defend their territory, ever since. Ozzie was injured and passed away two days later.

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