Eagle Videos

SWFL Eagles ~ E17 & E18 Flying Around Pasture & OCT! ?? E18 Seen On Fallen Fig Tree! 4.22.21

4/23/2021

Lady Hawk Both E17 and E18 are active in flying around the pasture and exploring more of the area! E18 flies and lands on the OCT (old cam tree) and flaps her wings for balance. E17 can be seen coming towards the OCT and flies around it and comes back to land and join E18! Beautiful scene from both cam 1 and cam 2 of the E's together! E17 will fly off first to a snag and E18 will fly off and land on the fallen fig tree (great work to our zoomie for finding E18 on the fig!) They both are getting good practice flying short distances learning to stick those landings! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles_ A Morning Of Escapades: Hide-n-Seek, Tree Climbing & Upside Down 04-22-21

4/22/2021

wskrsnwings A quiet morning came alive with flights by E17 to the OCT (old cam tree), pasture snag, cam 2 tree, DSPS (drive side pond snag) and CSPS (church side pond snag) while E18 winged and danced in the nest tree branches. The real adventures began as E18 flew to the OCT and E17 sought them out and perched there too. E17 flew back to the nest tree but E18 missed the landing with a crow chasing them. E18 continued around and ended up grabbing at vines on the OCT trunk, turning upside down as the crows continued to harass E18. E18 pulled themselves back upright and launched off the trunk, flying to a low branch on a front pine. Good job, E18! E18 next flew low through the pasture and perched low on the strangler fig remains. From there, E18 flew toward the west pasture and up and around to a front pine. E17 sought E18 out again while perched there but E17 did not land on the pine and returned to the nest tree. The E's are 89 days old today. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Arrives With A Celebratory Squirrel In Honor Of E18 Fledging! ???? 4.21.21

4/22/2021

Lady Hawk Dad always seems so know when to bring in that special meal in celebration for one of their offspring fledging! Today he brought in a squirrel and both kids were seen below the nest right before he arrived with it. E17 will fly off first and land on a pasture snag and M lands on the nest. E17 flies back and quickly claims the squirrel before E18 can get back over! E18 lands on the nest and mantles but E17 has the prey. E17 starts to eat the squirrel and E18 watches and bides her time until that perfect steal opportunity presents itself! E18 will steal the prey and claim the squirrel gift from Dad ?? E18 is funny and dances around the nest with the squirrel in its beak before swallowing it all down! Good job E18! When finished, E18 will feak her beak and perch on the veranda! Today there were 2 squirrels and a piece of pelt and a bird brought in as food! Both E's ate well. Congratulations to E18 on a beautiful fledge and return to the nest! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet Delivers A Young Wood Stork! Steals & Tug-O-Leg With Harriet & E18! 4.21.21

4/22/2021

Lady Hawk Both E's are perched side by side on the attic when Harriet flies in to the nest with a very young bird (appears to be a wood stork baby). E17 hops down from the attic and claims it first and E18 hops down and tries to steal but E17 has it and begins to eat. E18 grabs the head and takes that to the side of the nest to eat. E17 got the majority of the bird before E18 makes a steal and grabs what is left and eats. E17 heads to the veranda and attic and does some flapping as Harriet drops down to the nest and starts to eat. E18 is excited and does not want Mom to take her food! Tug-o-leg between Harriet and E18 and E18 wins. Harriet continues to eat scraps and E17 comes down from the veranda. Another tug of bird between Harriet and E17 as the last scraps of the bird are eaten. E18 eats the foot. Harriet will hop to the veranda and feak her beak and then go to the attic. She flies to the front pine to join M who is waiting for her there. E17 & E18 are laying in the nest exhausted from such an action packed day with E18 fledging and E17 flying all around! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles_ A Great Morning For Fledge, Flights & Drying Out 04-21-21

4/21/2021

wskrsnwings This video shows what happened at the nest before and after E18's FLEDGE and RETURN to the nest tree this morning. Both E's spread their wings for drying out their feathers after the rain subsided. H returned empty taloned much to the E's disappointment, throwing them both into "hissy fits". E17 flew to the snags again. I am blessed that I decided to stay through the rains and have the good fortune to record today's events. The E's are 88 days old today. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles ~ E18 FLEDGES!!! Perfect Flight To The Old Cam Tree! ?? Awesome Return To Nest! 4.21.21

4/21/2021

Lady Hawk E18 took a giant leap of faith today and flew from the outer branch to the OCT (old cam tree) at 8:52 AM EST. Congratulations E18 on a perfect fledge at 88 days old today! E18 flaps and balances on the OCT while E17 watches from a nearby snag. After a few minutes, E18 takes flight and lands on the front drive snag and E17 will follow and join her! Beautiful to see both E's together! E18 will head back to the nest in a triumphant and perfectly executed return! In celebration of this huge milestone, E18 will hop up to the veranda and spread those wings out in a gorgeous heraldic pose!. E17 is also seen on the front snag in a heraldic pose drying its wings!! What an exciting morning at the nest today. E18 made a 2nd flight back to the OCT later in the morning! And M brought in a celebratory squirrel! 1:50 ~~ E18 fledges 7:52 ~~ E18 to Front Drive Snag 10:49 ~~ E18 to nest 13:12 ~~ E18 Heraldic pose 14:04 ~~ E17 Heraldic pose Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles_ E18 Returns To The Nest At 9:01 AM After A Flight To Front Snag 04-21-21

4/21/2021

wskrsnwings E18 returned to the nest in record time for fledglings at this nest! Before returning to the nest, E18 flew with purpose, past the nest tree, to a front snag. E17 flew over, circled the snag and then joined E18 there. E18 looked around at their new surroundings, set their sights on the nest tree and flew back strong and confident landing solidly in the nest. Congratulations, E18! Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles_ E18 Fledges To The OCT At 8:52 AM 04-21-21

4/21/2021

wskrsnwings E18 'stepped' off an outer branch and fledged this morning at 8:52 AM. E18 was more than ready for that first flight and landed in the OCT (old cam tree). Even with soaking wet feathers, E18 flew strong and determined. There was flapping of wings by both fledglings - E17 was perched in a snag nearby.E18 looked back at the nest tree with a satisfied gleam in their eye! Way to go, E18! Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles ~ E18 Reaching New Heights! Up On Outer Limb, Trunk Extension & Upper Branches! 4.20.21

4/21/2021

Lady Hawk E18 is continuing to venture up the nest tree further and higher today! E18 flaps on the nest and heads to the porch and hops down on a little branch before heading out further on the outer limb and U branch. E18 will fly to the attic and then head up the trunk extension on its way to the upper branches to perch close to E17!! It is a windy and rainy day - E17 flies to the treetop branch and both E17 and E18 will flap simultaneously at 17:35!! E18 will then drop down to the nest and veranda and we have some excellent zooming and closeups once again! E18 has the wet look going on and is showing off those fierce looking talons! When the cam operator zoomed out we see E18 is hanging four off the branch!! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles ~ Dynamic Duo Together On Attic ?? E18 Puts A Stick On E17's Back! ?? ?? 4.20.21

4/21/2021

Lady Hawk The E's are 87 days old today! E17 continues to practice flying skills in the pasture while E18 is testing out higher branches to perch on! They were both on the nest resting and E18 decides to put a stick right on E17's back! lol That is such a great place for it!! They do a little beaking too. Later, they both are seen from cam 2 on the attic in some beautiful closeups! The dynamic duo together side by side! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles_ E18 Explores "Upstairs" 3 Times & E17 Flies The Pasture Twice 04-20-21

4/20/2021

wskrsnwings E17 flew early to perch in a front drive side snag returning to the attic with a great landing. The next flight was over to the west pasture and back around the pasture snags before landing in the soft branches at the top of the nest tree. Such a skilled flyer already after their first flight six days ago. E17 confidently branched to new branches today "upstairs" from the nest. E18 walked flew and hopped along branches new to them with confidence. The E's are 87 days old today. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagle ~E18 Dancing, Flapping & Toe Tapping In The Rain! Wet Wild & Wonderful On Veranda 4.19.21

4/20/2021

Lady Hawk E18 is on the veranda and starts flapping and winging in the rain and having a good time! It must feel invigorating to feel the rain coming down as E18 does some wing dancing and toe tapping on the branch! E18 will also open up those wings and show off the beautiful color of those inner feathers while in a heraldic pose! It is really breathtaking to see! Great zooming and closeups on E18's feathers makes it spectacular sight to behold! Flight feathers are the large wing and tail feathers that provide lift and maneuverability in flight. On the wing, the outer ten flight feathers are the primaries; the inner flight feathers are the secondaries. Eagle primaries are asymmetrical, with the inner vanes much wider than the outer. The inner wing feathers (secondaries) are rounded and the vanes are more symmetrical. Juvenile primaries are often larger than adults which helps in flying for that first year. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles ~ E18 Has A Hissy Fit In The Rain! M Brings In A Waterbird & Both E's Eat! 4.19.21

4/20/2021

Lady Hawk E18 is on the veranda and E17 hops up there too and both are looking up at Mom above them from the treetop perch. They both are enjoying the rain! E17 heads up to the attic and E18 flaps all over the porch and spike and back again having a bit of a hissy fit! E18 ends up on the veranda and M flies in with a waterbird and E18 mantles it and starts eating and E17 gets the head/neck. E18 gets most of the meat as they both self feed. Harriet drops to the nest and takes some of the food. Both E's continue to eat - Harriet is grabbing some of the bones and eating those. She does some allopreening on E18 while E18 is eating! Nothing goes to waste on an eagles nest as all the scraps of the bird are consumed! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles_ Amazing Hovers By Both ~E's Breakfast X 2 ~E17's Flight Dodging Crows 04-19-21

4/19/2021

wskrsnwings We saw amazing hovers by both E's as they flew higher, longer and stronger going back and forth to the nest tree branches. Harriet brought a partial fish and M15 brought a small heron for the E's to eat. Both ate well, stealing from each other at any opportunity. E17 flew from the nest tree only to be met by the crows "coming" for him/her. E17 maneuvered and changed their flight course to "lose" the crows in the air. The E's are 86 days old today. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles ~ E18 Branches To Attic! ?? E17 Flies Around Pasture & Joins E18 To Celebrate! 4.18.21

4/19/2021

Lady Hawk What an exciting day for both E's! E17 is on the front drive snag and then will fly off around the church, circling the pasture twice being chased by a crow! E17 will land on the outer attic perfectly! E18 hops down from the veranda to the nest & then branches to the attic for the first time!! Good job E18!! E18 starts to explore the cam strap just like E17 did! E17 will fly over to the attic to join E18 to congratulate on this new milestone! We have our first view of both E's together side by side on the attic!! Just beautiful! They are 84 days old today! E18 will stay up on the attic just over 3 hours before executing a big fly hop back to the nest! E18 heads to the porch and does some wingers and then returns to the nest. E17 will fly down and join E18 & lie on the nest- two peas in a pod once again! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles ~E17 Flies Across Street & Over Pasture! Closeups On Snag & Both E's On Veranda! 4.17.21

4/18/2021

Lady Hawk It was an action packed morning with E17 taking flight for the first time and going across the street and then circling around and returning to the attic! A couple of crows will chase E17 back to the nest! E17 will join E18 on the veranda and they get cozy perched side by side ?? E17 will head down to the nest and then rejoin E18 on the veranda for more sibling cuteness! E17 goes to the attic while E18 will head down to the porch and we have some nice zooming & closeups of E18! At 16:51 E17 flies to the front snag and then over to the west pasture and back around landing on the attic. Great practice flights for E17 gaining strength in the pectoral muscles! Enjoy some beautiful closeups of E17 preening on the attic! It was another great day for both E's with E17 practicing flying skills and venturing out further and with E18 winging and perching longer on porch and veranda! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles ~ The E's Battle For The Fish! ?? Steals, Mantles & Tug-O-Fish! 4.17.21

4/18/2021

Lady Hawk M flies in with a whole fish and E18 quickly mantles and claims it. E17 drops down to the nest and goes in for the steal - sneaking under E18 for it. Tug-o-fish moment at 1:11 and E17 will win this round and start unzipping the fish. E18 watches and waits but then goes up on the spike. E18 comes back down and steals the fish at 9:00 and eats! E17 will steal it back at 13:19 and eat the rest. E18 hops down from the spike and they do some beaking together at 19:19! Today, there were 2 fish deliveries and a small UFO and both E's ate. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles ~ E18 Hits A New Milestone ~ Hops To Porch For The First Time! ?? 4.16.21

4/17/2021

Lady Hawk E18 is on the veranda and goes out further on the branch and does some wingercising and then comes back down to the nest and hops over onto the porch for the first time! That is another milestone that E18 has hit today and one step closer to branching to the attic and fledging!! E18 is excited and does some flapping on the porch and hops back to the nest and back to the porch!! Well done E18! E17 is up on the treetop perch and ends up roosting there for the evening! Mom and Dad are both on the outer attic tonight and E18 hops back to the nest to sleep! Stay tuned as all eyes will be on E18 for a possible fledge this weekend! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles ~ E17 Flies To Front Snag Chased By A Crow! Tiny Fish Delivery E17 Steals it! 4.16.21

4/17/2021

Lady Hawk E17 takes off from the outer attic and flies towards the front pine and is chased by a crow!! They are certainly pesky as E17 lands in the front snag and the crow is dive bombing. E18 is on the veranda watching E17's flight! After a few minutes, E17 will take off and circle around the pasture before landing in the upper left of the nest tree! A new spot for E17 too! Our cam operator finds E17 and does a nice zoom. We were lucky to have great footage from all the cams today for this flight! M flies to the nest with a tiny fish and E18 is right there to claim it. E17 comes down to the nest and goes after the fish - E18 has a huge mantle but sneaky E17 goes underneath and grabs the fish and eats it. Better luck next time E18! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles_ A Breakfast Reward For Great Branching Practice 04-16-21

4/16/2021

wskrsnwings Both E's actively winged back and forth to the nest tree branches. E18 appears to have mastered winging on the veranda spike and perched on the smaller branches of the outer veranda with increased confidence. E17 spent a lot of branching time on the top perch and the smaller outer branches. Branching 'teaches' the E's about solid landings on different textured sized branches as well as balance and coordination. Both E's chewed on and broke off the pine needles on those smaller branches. Harriet returned to the nest tree without food and the E's winged and vocalized their disappointment to her. M15 delivered food which E18 claimed and ate while E17 watched for a chance to steal the food from E18. The E's are 83 days old today. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....