Obsessed With the Eagle Cams

bald-eagleOkay, I have to admit that I have become a little obsessed with the eagle camera that is showing the Fort Myer, Florida bald eagle couple, Harriet and M15 and their little eaglet that hatched last weekend. Sadly, one of the eggs did not hatch and it is rather heartwarming to see Mom and Dad still taking care of the egg and their new baby. There are two cameras that record the coming and goings of the family 24 hours a day, even at night with the help of night vision. If you get a chance, stop in to watch the activity at the site here, which is hosted by the Dick Pritchett real estate company in Florida which has hosted the cameras for several years and have followed Harriet with her previous mate, Ozzie, who died in 2014.

It is something to see Harriet squawking at her mate, M15. Sometimes he listens and other times not. At times I find myself laughing because they seem like such a normal couple. It is also interesting to see these big predators feeding their little one. Both mom and dad bring fish to the nest to feed the little one. Sometimes the fish is still alive, so if you are someone who gets queasy easily, this might not be for you. It is nature and sometimes nature is not pretty. The cameras make you think the eagles are rather small, but the nest is about six feet across and the birds are about 2 feet tall, maybe more, so they are much larger than they look.

It has been such a stress reliever. Last week at work, during lunch, I clicked on the link and watched for a few minutes. It was just so relaxing. At night, I check in to see how big the little eaglet is getting.

There are several eagle cameras set up around the country. If you do a Google search for : Eagle Cam, you will find links to several others. There is one in Northern Florida where you will see Romeo and Juliet with their two eaglets that are just over two weeks old. The President and First Lady are the Washington, D.C. eagles that are getting their nest ready and will be laying their eggs in a few weeks. One click and I’m sure you will be hooked like I am.

You can find their links below:

Harriet and M15 eagle cam

Washington, D.C eagle cam

North Florida eagle cam

American Eagle Foundation

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About lenalee91

Wife, mother, avid reader and maybe one day an author!!

Posted on January 8, 2017, in Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I think you might have me hooked honey. I tapped on the link and a strange squawking came out of my phone. Guido actually sat up on bed!
    JP

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  2. Well, after today’s post , we must be on the same page,lol! I love birds! A few years ago, we had a Bald Eagle couple here in Buck’s County that had a cam on them. It is great fun to watch, if not addictive. I’m off to click the link now.

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    • I always enjoy reading about the birds outside your window. We are lucky enough to live near a river and the bay so we get to see both bald and golden eagles quite often. They are truly majestic birds.

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