SWFEC has worked with wildlife officials and local biologists to insure the eagle’s safety and will not interfere or intervene with any natural events in the nest.
The stream shows Mother Nature in its true form and some content may not be suitable for all audiences.
The young eaglets continued to thrive and develop into juvenile eagles, fledging the nest on April 16th (E7) and May 3th (E8).
But as the nest started to deteriorate, the eagles were attacked by an owl on May 7.
Both successfully hatched eaglets (E7 hatched January 26 at am (day 38); E8 hatched January 27 at pm (day 36)) and spending the first few weeks of life developing on schedule. 9, E8 had to be cut free from the nest after getting monofilament fishing line wrapped around its leg and foot cutting off circulation and causing swelling.
E8 was taken to the CROW clinic for treatment and released back to the nest 3 days later.
Camera #1 is positioned six feet above the nesting tree and is equipped with night vision or infrared light, which emits no actual light. The birds do not see or hear anything coming from the camera.
Camera #2 is located approximately 60 feet from the nest and has the ability to capture images of the nest action outside the view of Camera #1.
After nearly 3 months at CROW, E8 was released back into the wild on August 18th.
Unfortunately Egg #1 was not viable and did not hatch. Being the only eaglet in the nest, E9 thrived and grew on schedule.
Even setting a record for the earliest fledge when accidentally fledging on March 14th at .
2014-2015 Nesting Season marked the third year the nest was streamed live to the world, this time with two high definition cameras. E6 successfully developed and fledged the nest on Mar. E6 was last seen May 4 before leaving the area for good.
Ozzie and Harriett returned to the nest in October and laid two eggs in November. On March 17, 2015, Ozzie was found by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials and taken to the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.