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    S-West FL. Baby bald eagles are hatching on livestream Dec 2016

    "The Dick Pritchett Real Estate website is the home of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, which is anchored about 60 feet up a pine tree in the woods near Fort Meyers, FL."

    Lots more at the ^ website.

    http://www.wsmv.com/story/34147668/baby-bald-eagles-are-hatching-on-livestream
    At this story ^ clicking on color photo of eagle's face opens the webcam livestream.
    What a good mama.










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    It's like a real Hatchimal!
    No babies yet

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    Its cold and windy here today...... they will stay tucked under momma and daddy even if they do hatch. Not sure how weather will affect it... slow down maybe?

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    One egg hatched early Saturday morning Dec 31 2016

    Just in time for a New Years Eve celebration.

    In case you did not notice before, link has 3 or 4 livestreams going 24/7.

    http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html

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    I have been following the livestream on my FB feed. I can still remember several years back when my kids were younger and they would come in several times a day from their play outside and ask me to pull up the Decorah Ustream to check on the eggs and later thee hatchlings.

    They are busy being teenagers now and are less interested but I still find the eagles parenting fascinating.
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    We have a hatchling This is not a drill

    http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html
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    for the replay of the hatch https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=baby%20eagles

    Welcome to the world E9
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcya View Post
    We have a hatchling This is not a drill

    http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html
    Oh my gosh! The live stream of momma feeding baby is so stinking CUTE! (well until they panned back and we see the source of the food. But hey....they are Eagles!)
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    feeding time RIGHT NOW if anyone is watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakidoll View Post
    feeding time RIGHT NOW if anyone is watching

    Feeding time again. Hungry little guy.
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    Southwest Florida Eagle Cam

    Hi All! Thought I'd post this here to share with those interested. Link to a camera mounted over an eagle nest in Florida where Harriet, M15 and their eaglet E9 reside. E9 was born less than 2 weeks ago. I've become very attached to this Eagle family and I've learned a lot about Eagles from observing them. They are very good parents.
    They are most active during the day and that is the best time to watch them feed their chick. One parent stays on the nest at all times while the other hunts. There is a river nearby so they eat a lot of fish.
    There is another egg in the nest but it's not viable.

    Enjoy! There is a lot of info in the link about the Eagles story, how to tell them apart, etc.

    http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html#
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    The second egg has not hatched?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisymae View Post
    The second egg has not hatched?

    No. We'll probably never know why. The chick didn't develop properly or the egg just wasn't viable for whatever reason. The parents keep sitting on it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaia227 View Post
    No. We'll probably never know why. The chick didn't develop properly or the egg just wasn't viable for whatever reason. The parents keep sitting on it though
    This is really a neat live cam. Thanks so much for sharing.

    So beautiful those birds are and their nest is amazing.

    We have an occasional hawks nest in our trees and they also build really large nests. Its so neat to see those eagles.

    People dont realize that birds like eagles and hawks try to put their nest way at the top of a tree for safety reasons. They can see anything approaching from below if they are at very top and they dont have to worry about attacks from above except for other flying birds which they usually can defend themselves.

    Its natures wonder at its best. I love the company describing how they let nature takes its course. We humans have to realize that we sometimes do more harm than good if we interfere with nature.

    Only people that really know what they are doing should ever try to help or interfere with nature. A good example is when humans try to touch babies to help them back in a nest and then the mother will sometimes abandon the baby altogether because human scent is now on the baby. Just a small example. I did onetime help a baby chick that fell out and I wore rubber gloves and put it back. I saw the mother come back and all was fine because I had the rubber gloves on. I probably should not have interfered at all but it was one of those situations where I knew the baby was way too small to be trying to fly. He had no feathers yet hardly

    The people who are managing that eagles nest area seem to have very good advice and they are doing things the right way.

    thanks again for sharing.
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    Thanks for the comment! I'm so pleased others are enjoying it. It is so interesting to watch the interactions between the parents. Harriet obviously wears the pants in their relationship and bosses M15 around lol. They use a lot of vocalizations to communicate with eachother. I especially enjoy watching them bond by feeding eachother and working on the nest together.
    I totally agree with you: It is very important to keep a hands off approach and let nature unfold. Humans are the biggest threat to to wildlife even when we're trying to help.....like the person in Yellowstone who put a baby bison in her car because it looked cold. It later died because it was rejected by the group :/. Obviously there are times when it's needed but best to be left to 'experts'. In the summary at the bottom of the page it tells the story of Harriet's first chick who was taken from the nest by an owl. It was found alive a few days later, taken to an eagle sanctuary and eventually rereleased.
    If i came across a baby bird fallen from its nest it would be hard for me to leave it too. Smart call wearing gloves to keep your smell off the chick.

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