(See diagram right for picture of cam locations) 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.
2016 - 2017 Season marked the second season Harriet and her new mate M15 mated as a pair.
The season started with much anticipation if the eagles would return as the nest had been completely lost after the end of the last season.
Ozzie & Harriett returned to the nest in October and laid two eggs in November. The 1st egg (E1/Hope) was laid on November 26 at pm., hatched January 1, 2013 at p.m. The 2nd egg (E2/Honor) was laid on November 29 at pm., hatched January 3, 2013 at .p.m. Please remember the closer you are to the nest, the less you can see.
The 1st egg (E3) was laid November 17 at 4.37pm and hatched (36 days) Dec. The 2nd egg (E4) was laid November 20 at PM and hatched (35 days) Dec. The best viewing location is from your desktop at home. If you can see the nest please remember you are being watched and recorded, even at night.
Luckily, Harriet & M returned to the area and got to work in September and the nest was in great shape for the laying of their two eggs in November.
(Egg #1 - November 22, PM/ Egg# 2 - November 25th, PM).
Pursuant to state and federal law it is illegal to "take, feed, disturb, possess, sell, purchase or barter, or attempt to engage in any such conduct, any bald eagle or parts thereof, or their nests or eggs.
All violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." If you are viewing at night, please note Cam 1 is equipped with night vision or infrared light (IR).
E7 returned the next day, E8 did not & feared dead.
On May 13th, volunteers found E8 alive in a nearby neighborhood with a broken leg.
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.