Eagle Videos

SWFL Eagles ~ **Sun-kissed Harriet** Gorgeous Closeups Of Mom-To-Be ~ Sidekick Action! 11.8.19

11/9/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet and M start their the day with some bonding! M flies off and Harriet is seen on the attic with the morning sunrise highlighting her face! Upcoming motherhood reflects her beauty as she greets the day and preens her feathers. M flies to the nest with a stick - seen from cam 2 and then he will fly off and soar across the street at 6:24 as Harriet watches! him! The cam finds a large bird on the power poles. More gorgeous closeups of Harriet and then M will fly to the nest and lay in the bowl at 11:25. He has to make sure it is comfy! M flies up from the nest to the attic with mating vocals at 12:25, they bond and afterwards Harriet presents M with her foot! Her hormones are certainly on fire now! Eggs will be coming soon! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ *MAGNIFICENT* M15 Flies Past The Cam! Harriet Gives Her Honey The Foot! SLOMO!!

11/9/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet is on the attic and M is in the nest when he picks up the leftover squirrel that that was uneaten and flies past cam 2 with it in his talons!! That was an awesome moment to see him so close! I put in regular time and slo mo! Then later, Harriet is in the mood and comes over to M and gives him her foot at 1:36 :) M gets the hint and jumps on her back to initiate mating! In regular time and slo mo! Harriet is experiencing hormonal changes now as egg laying draws closer - she tends to get sleepy more often (5:25). M stays close by her during the day & night and is seen on the upper attic branches at sunset! It is exciting as we get closer to her laying her first egg! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ H & M Aren't Done Yet.. Sticks & Grasses Galore & Two Matings 11-07-19

11/7/2019

wskrsnwings M15 was hard at work getting and delivering 4 sticks and 3 bunches of grasses to the nest the first two hours of daylight. He even flew with a small air plant (from the nest) in his beak to grab one of the sticks. Harriet assisted with grass arrangement before and after she brought her own prey to the nest to eat. There were two matings in that time period also. Numerous cattle egrets perched in the pond snag and a blue-gray gnatcatcher, as well as a palm warbler, hunted for breakfast in the fallen fig tree. 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 ~ *MAJESTIC* Harriet Windsurfing!! A Special Evening For Our Power Couple! XOXO

11/5/2019

Lady Hawk M15 flies in to the attic and Harriet is right behind him almost in sync! Harriet had just come from the pond and is drying those gorgeous wings and preening - putting her feathers in order so she looks beautiful. M will drop to the nest and become a nest potato testing out the bowl ??? He flies back to the attic as Harriet continues her preening session. Harriet will drop to the nest & M joins her for some evening nest work. They return to the attic and share a moment of bonding at 11:44. M returns to the nest to lay in it a second time & Harriet joins him again for more nest work. They will then go back to the attic and perch together for the rest of the evening! Harriet gets super close to him as she whispers sweet nothings in his ear at 18:15! He moves away! lol 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ So Strong A Bond & In Sync ~ M Adds Sticks & Finds A New Lookout 11-04-19

11/4/2019

wskrsnwings Harriet and M15's bond grows stronger each day as they prepare for eggs. Even their movements are in total synchronization much of the time. Harriet vocalized in between and during M15's addition of more sticks to the nest. We saw M15 perch in a new spot, a tall Norfolk pine tree west of the west pasture tree line. There M15 vocalized and watched over the territory for quite some time this morning. Other pasture activity included a Muscovy duck eating along the pond bank, mama squirrel hunting for food and the starlings keeping Harriet company in the nest tree. 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 Gets Startled - Knocks Into Branch Before Flying Off! 11.3.19

11/3/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet was in the nest sleeping and M15 on the attic when he awakens and is watching something to the right. He suddenly gets startled, and goes backwards into the branch branch before flying off below the nest. He will return to the attic 16 minutes later vocalizing. Harriet is in the nest and remains there. I could not see what it was that startled him. In regular time and slo mo. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet's Super SLOMO Takeoff & Rousing! Gobbles Fish!! 11.2.19

11/3/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet is our Queen of Preen and she was busy zipping her feathers today. :) She then does an awesome rousing of her feathers - I included in regular time & slomo to show her in action. :) Later, Harriet is in the attic when she spots M flying in with a fish. Ground reports state that M was chasing an osprey who had a fish, it got dropped and M got the goods and brought it back to the nest. Good job M!! Harriet is excited vocalizing and does a fast takeoff from the attic and flies to the nest to claim it. Included in regular time and slomo! Harriet tried to swallow the little fish in one gulp but couldn't lol She quickly eats the fish and then does some preening before heading back to the attic. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet & M Bring In Long Sticks Of Moss ~ Nest Looking Super Soft! Ready For Eggs!!

11/2/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet & M wake up to a beautiful sunrise and share a moment of bonding :) M comes back to the nest with a long string of moss and places it and Harriet arrives shortly after him with her own mossy contribution! This nest is perfect - crib rails high and placed uniformly around the perimeter of the nest; the center where the nest cup will be is clear of sticks and there is plenty of soft moss, grasses and nesting material for insulation and comfort for those long days of incubation ahead! H & M did an excellent job preparing their nest! Looking forward to those future eggs! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet & M Just *Horsing* Around At The Pond! Cattle Egrets Adorn OCT! 10.31.19

11/1/2019

Lady Hawk There was a flock of cattle egret perched in the old cam tree and two egrets in the nest tree while Harriet & M were away! They look like snow white ornaments adorning the tree - very cool! M flies to the pond from the nest tree and takes a bath! Harriet joins him and one horse comes wading past them at 11:18. They both watch the horse cautiously, then a second horse comes wading by! At 12:26 an anhinga is seen swimming in the pond - they are also called the snake bird as they resemble a snake in the water. M finishes his bath and flies off to the CSPS and Harriet remains for a short time at the pond. What a fun day to be watching the pond cam!! Thank you for watching and Happy Halloween! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ GORGEOUS Closeups Of Harriet On Pylon! Anhinga Makes Cameo Appearance! 10.31.19

11/1/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet will fly over to the north side of the pond (I captured in slo mo to show her beauty) and hops up to the pylon. This is the first time we have seen Harriet up on the pylon!! Last season, M was seen on it for the first time along with an Anhinga and Cormorant sunning themselves. Gorgeous closeups of Harriet as she watches her kingdom from this new vantage point. At 4:36 an Anhinga swims past her and to the left! She will fly off and join M on the CSPS where they both dry their wings. It was a beautiful day at the pasture pond with all this excellent coverage! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ M15 Does Tricks With Sticks & Harriet Treats Us To Her Beauty 10-31-19

10/31/2019

wskrsnwings H & M spent the early morning in the nest and nest tree. A stick was added by M and there was mating. Then M followed H to the snag across the road where they perched together some more until M brought back grasses to the nest. He worked on moving a "window" stick until he saw H chasing another eagle to the west and joined her. Later Harriet was seen perching in all her beauty in a live pine across the road, tracking the skies and watching a great blue heron eat fish from the drainage area below. 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 Sporting Cute Feather Nose Bling!!

10/31/2019

Lady Hawk M15 always looks so cute with his nose bling blowing in the wind! He always look so handsome ~ feather or no feather bling! ?? Happy Halloween everyone!! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 STARTLES Harriet Awake!! Alert Vocals! She Thinks The Owl Has Returned! 10.29.19

10/29/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet was sleeping on the nest again tonight and M had flown over to the west pasture to sleep. He returns at 12:29 AM and Harriet awakens suddenly in a defensive posture sounding alert vocals! She continues to vocalize & remains alert for three minutes before she retracts her wing and starts to relax. She is on high alert with her unihemispheric slow wave half brain sleeping and the other half awake watching for danger from the owl. Usually birds are ‘half-asleep’ – and birds choose which half dozes. Birds that are literally half-asleep - with one brain hemisphere alert & the other snoozing - control which side of the brain remains awake. The brain hemispheres take turns sinking into the sleep stage characterized by slow brain waves. The eye controlled by the sleeping hemisphere shuts, while the wakeful hemisphere's eye stays open and vigilant. This has only been found in birds and some aquatic mammals such as dolphins, whales, seals, and manatees. Ornithology author Frank B. Gill: Birds exhibit three stages of sleep: slow-wave sleep, or SWF; intermediate sleep; and rapid-eye-movement sleep, or REM (as in mammals). Slow-wave sleeping requires the use of only one side of the brain at a time, a primary feature of bird sleep (Kavanau 1996; Rattenborg et al. 1999). This so-called unihemispheric sleep has been observed in 29 bird species belonging to 13 orders. Birds typically close their eyes when they sleep, but just one eye at a time for unihemispheric sleep. Unihemispheric sleep enables continued vigilance. Thus, an apparently sleeping duck watches for predators with one eye open and sleeps with the other eye closed. REM sleep takes place with both eyes closed. Very short and frequent bouts of REM sleep are a feature of sleep in the birds. Quick bouts of REM sleep combined with (one-eyed) unihemispheric sleep enable birds such as Scooty Terns and swifts to sleep on the wing. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ A Beautiful Sub Adult Visitor Flies To Attic & Nest! 10.28.19

10/29/2019

Lady Hawk A beautiful 3 year old sub adult flies in to the attic this morning! He/she looks around for a couple minutes before dropping down to the nest and inspects the nesting material. You can see the 3rd year plumage stages with the SA developing more white on its tail and head leaving a darker eye stripe on the sides. It's beak is beginning to turn yellow and its eyes are becoming lighter. What a beauty this SA is! Are you one of Harriet & M's offspring? Here is an excellent article with photos showing the age progression of the bald eagle: https://www.featheredphotography.com/blog/2013/01/27/a-guide-to-aging-bald-eagles/ The SA takes off as it sees M15 flying in to the upper branches vocalizing. Harriet is right behind him with her warning vocals as she perches next to him. They make a great team! Some beautiful closeups of Harriet and M from cam 2 as Harriet approaches M and "thinks" about presenting her foot but doesn't lol 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ A Sub Adult Kind Of Morning ~ One In The Nest & Front Pine 10-28-19

10/28/2019

wskrsnwings M15 brought a stick for the nest when he arrived to the nest this am before joining Harriet in the attic. There was bonding - dominance by H and attempted mating. Then both flew in tandem to the snag across the road. A sub adult (turning 4 yrs of age) flew into the attic, dropped down to the nest and then flew SW when he/she saw M15 flying to the nest tree. Harriet arrived shortly after, vocalizing her 'announcement' that this is her nest. The same sub adult returned or another one arrived to a front pine briefly before flying off to the SW, hearing H & M's warning vocals. Team H & M continue to keep their nest and territory secure. 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 ~ Harriet Is Back!! Foots M With MULTIPLE Love Taps! SLOMO! Wishbone Stick! 10.27.19

10/28/2019

Lady Hawk M15 wakes up on the attic and looks and waits for Harriet to return to the nest after the owl attack last night. After a while, he flies off and heads across the street where he finds her and there is a mating attempt! They both return to the nest and move some of the nesting material around before going to the attic where they will engage in bonding at 3:36. ?? Later, Harriet begins her vocals and presents her foot to M at 5:40 to let him know she is interested. In regular time and slo mo! Harriet has some scratches to her beak seen at 8:53. These must have happened last night falling from the branch during the owl attack on her. M brings in a stick shaped like a wishbone at 9:41 and has a good time placing it on the nest. He joins Harriet on the attic and she is in the mood again only this time she not only presents her foot she actually gives him her foot in multiple love taps at 12:34. M reciprocates immediately afterwards with mating! In regular time & slo mo! No owl is going to slow her down! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Owl Strikes Harriet HARD ~ Knocking Her From Perch! ~ H & M Give Chase! 10.26.19

10/27/2019

Lady Hawk Tonight at 8:37 PM the GHO has launched another stealth attack upon Harriet ~ flying from across the street. The owl hits her hard knocking her off the perch and downward. She recovers and chases the owl to the left. M flies off the attic and circles the nest to make sure the owl is gone & returns to the nest tree. It looks like Harriet flies to the west pasture heading to the right. She has not returned to the nest since the attack. She is probably sleeping in the west pasture tonight. This owl has clearly lost its nest and will most likely continue its attacks upon Harriet until it finds its own nest. In regular time and slo mo. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ This Morning's Top Job - Secure The Territory 10-25-19

10/25/2019

wskrsnwings Harriet appeared fine this morning after being attacked by an owl again last night. She and M15 mated on the attic branch before flying to the trees behind the shopping center. M returned with a stick and then watched the area for other bird activity. Harriet remained in one of the pine trees preening in between vocalizing with the neighbor eagles, perched on the nearby tower. The American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike and 'Mama' squirrel hunted for their breakfast in the pasture area. 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 ~ GHO Attacks Harriet Again~ Knocks Her From Branch! Multi Cam Views w/ SLOMO! 10.24.19

10/25/2019

Lady Hawk The Great Horned Owl strikes Harriet again tonight! As she was sleeping tucked in for the night, the owl swiftly flies in and knocks her off the branch. She lost some feathers again you can see them falling from cam2. Both M and Harriet are alerting and she flies back to the nest to make sure her attacker does not return for a second strike. Harriet is okay thankfully. After awhile, she relaxes and falls asleep on the nest. This is the most persistent and repeated attacks I have seen on our eagle family. However, Harriet and M are determined to defend their nest and territory against all owl attacks. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagle cam GHO strikes again

10/25/2019

Lizzy G Eaglespirit 10 24 19 8 51 pm GHO knock Harriet she flew off and she return to the nest at the moment she is staying in the nest Video Courtesy of Southwest Florida Eagle Cam and Dick Pritchett...