Eagle Videos

SWFL Eagles_ Harriet Is Home!! 07-25-21

7/25/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet was perched in the top perch of the nest tree when I arrived at 6AM. She vocalized twice and watched her territory before flying to a pine across the road before sunrise and then flying out of sight from there at 8AM. It was so good to see her and a welcome surprise as I rarely see either adult on my visits there in the heat of the summer. Harriet looked great! 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....

SWFEC_ A Tale Of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks While H & M Are Away 07-16-21

7/16/2021

wskrsnwings The nest area never disappoints and this morning, two Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks visited and perched atop the cam 2 tree. We get a good look at these birds and hear their distinct vocals. You can learn more about them with this link: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-bellied_Whistling-Duck/overview I did not see Harriet or M15 during this morning's visit. More visits than not, over the summer, I do not see them. Mated pairs only use their nest for laying eggs and caring for their offspring. The adults keep an eye on their nest and remain in the territory (3 mile radius +/-) but are hard to spot as they are usually perched in the shaded protection of nearby trees even we do not know about. 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_ The Nest Tree & Pastures Look Great After "Elsa" Passes Through 07-08-21

7/8/2021

wskrsnwings I visited the nest area this morning to check on how the area fared after Tropical Storm/Hurricane Elsa passed through 7/6-7/7. The nest tree & both pastures looked great. The nest looked untouched with even taller grasses showing in the nest (thanks to the multitude of rain associated with the storm). Any standing water has dried up and there were no fallen or broken branches from the trees or snags. N2 (nest 2) may have some dislodged sticks but it was hard to tell with the vines growing over the right side of the nest. I did not see Harriet or M15 but that is not unusual in the summer/non-nesting season with no eaglets to care for. Other birds were seen perching in the pasture trees including White Ibis, Boat-tailed Grackles, Crows and Loggerhead Shrike. The three horses were enjoying the morning by the pasture pond. 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 Home In The Moonlit Dawn Awaiting The Sunrise 07-02-21

7/2/2021

wskrsnwings When I arrived at the nest this morning at 6am, Harriet was perched quietly on a branch above the nest, preening and watchful of the area. She only vocalized once before she flew across the road to perch in a nearby pine tree. M15 was not seen this am. After several days of clouds and rain, this morning was much nicer with a moonlit dawn and a pretty sunrise. The pasture is completely mowed now and we can see the pylons at the pasture pond once again from our viewing area. The smaller birds and the horses were enjoying the the pasture this morning too. Harriet flew down into the tree line and out of sight just before 8am. I hope to see one or both of the adults the next time I visit the nest 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....

SWFEC Eagles_ Mother Nature & Farm Staff Spruce Up Pasture For Upcoming Season 10 06-25-21

6/25/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet & M15 were not seen during my morning visit. This is not unusual as I rarely "catch" them at home late June through July. But I always continue to visit every 7-10 days during the summer. Mother Nature's FL rainy season is greening up the pastures and and filling the ponds once again. The farm staff were mowing the nest tree pasture while I was there. An opportunistic Cattle Egret walked right along with the mower, grabbing up bugs non stop. A Crow was eating a meal of lizard on a pasture snag while a Loggerhead Shrike vocalized from the nearby strangler fig. A Great White Egret visited the pasture pond, a Great Blue Heron flew over the nest tree to a nearby retention pond and a Red-bellied Woodpecker pecked away on a snag looking for bugs. This is summertime in the nest 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_ Enjoying Activity In The Nest Area While Looking For H & M 06-16-21

6/16/2021

wskrsnwings During the summer months, it is always hit-and-miss as far as seeing Harriet and M15. It is our hottest time of year and this is the adults heavy molting period. They seek shade and quiet the majority of the days. I did not see them today but the nest area looks good and our daily rains are replenishing the ponds and beautifying the landscape. The horses are enjoying grazing on the new green growth in the pastures. And you can also see that beauty in the now flowering red Poinciana tree at the end of the video with a Red-winged Blackbird singing nearby. There was a Snowy Egret by the drainage area behind the shopping center (M15’s favorite place to find armored catfish). The birds seen in the nest tree pasture were Loggerhead Shrikes, a Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker and Northern Mockingbird. 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_ H & M Are Home At Daybreak & M15 Delivers A Stick To N2 06-06-21

6/6/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet & M15 were perched in the nest tree pasture when I arrived before daylight; Harriet was perched in the nest tree, top perch and M15 was perched in the OCT (old cam tree). Later M15 flew to N2 (nest 2) in the west pasture and started rearranging sticks there. Harriet soon flew there too but only stayed in the nest briefly, hopping to a nearby branch after M15 started nibbling at her tail. The smaller birds (loggerhead shrikes, mockingbirds and blue jays) pestered H & M but both ignored them. M15 flew to the west pasture ground, grabbed a stick and returned to N2 with it. M15 flew SW at 7:00am and Harriet flew to a pine tree across the road at 7:10am. They both looked good and no other eagles were seen in the 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 ~ Farewell To Season 9! Last Coverage Of H & M! Harriet Pulls Out A Feather! ?? 6.2.21

6/3/2021

Lady Hawk This is the last coverage of Harriet and M15 as the cam has now been turned off for the summer. They wake up on the outer attic and greet the day together ?? M will fly off headed north at 3:32 and a little shrike will fly in and land on the attic and look at Harriet. :) We have some beautiful closeups of Harriet on the outer attic. She is busy preening her molting feathers in the sunlight and at 9:10 Harriet pulls out a tail feather and lets it float to the ground below...a fitting ending to an amazing season 9. I wish to thank you all for being here watching Harriet and M raise their two eaglets E17 & E18 to fledging! Harriet and M15 are exceptional parents and they can now take a much needed rest for the summer! Thank you all for watching my videos and sharing your thoughts and comments - you are all the best! I wish you a wonderful summer and hope to see you all in the Fall for the start of Season 10! E17 & E18, may you have safe travels on your migration and may your crops always be full. Godspeed E17 & 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 ~ Harriet & M Home Together! Restoration & Renewal For Our Power Couple! ???? 6.1.21

6/2/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M came home at the end of the day to roost side by side one another in the nest tree. They are both sleepy early in the evening, as they begin the renewal process and take some much needed down time now that it is just the two of them. It has been a long double season for our power couple and they deserve this quiet time to begin that process of restoration and renewal. They are a remarkable experienced eagle couple with well over 30 years of experience between them in raising their offspring! That is an amazing accomplishment! They have successfully raised E17 & E18 and now these juvenile eagles are on their own living the life they were born to live. As the day comes to a close, Harriet and M roost next to one another with purpose and contentment. 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 Time To Rest After A Long Season! ?? Harriet & M Home Again For Evening! 5.30.21

5/31/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M spent some time over at Nest2 and both fly back to the outer attic for the evening to roost in the nest tree. They both do some preening to help loosen their feathers that are molting and then M drifts off to sleep. Our lovebirds need a time to rest after two back to back seasons of raising eaglets E15, E16, E17 & E18 and losing E14. They both need time to get back into good condition by the Fall to start to rebuild the nest and get ready for eggs. The E's have been gone for a week now - we all are missing them very much and hope that they are safe and have a full crop. 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 Looking & Waiting For Her E's To Show Up ?? Roosts With M In Front Pine 5.28.21

5/30/2021

Lady Hawk It is so quiet now in the nest tree without E17 & E18 around battling for a fish. Harriet flies in to the nest and stands there watching and looking for one or both of her kids to come flying back home squeeing. She waits on the nest for a few minutes before flying back to Nest #2 and joins M. Harriet will fly to the outer attic and give us some beautiful black and white closeups. M flies to the front pines and Harriet will fly off the attic and join him. Our power couple will roost there overnight - SED to our eagle family. 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 ~Home Sweet Home! Power Couple Harriet & M Preen & Roost Together On Outer Attic 5.29.21

5/30/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M spent the day across the street and arrive back home at the end of the day! M is seen on the outer attic - notice all the downy feathers on his back. Both he and Harriet are molting their feathers now as they do each summer. He drops to the nest to move a stick and Harriet arrives on the outer attic. He will go back up to the attic and preen and dangle his leg lol M will then fly close to Harriet and they both spend quite a bit of time preening themselves before getting ready to sleep. The E's have not been seen in almost 6 days. ? May they have safe travels and a full crop. 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_ Moonbeams Dance On Season 9 Memories *Live Well E17&E18* *Rest Well H&M* 05-27-21

5/27/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet & M15 were alone in the pasture area this AM. There was no sight or sound of E17 or E18 in the area. It has now been more than 72 hours since they were seen on cam; E17 on a branch below the nest Sunday, May 23 at 8:28pm and E18 flying from the attic toward the north on Monday, May 24 at 9:45am. We never say never, but it is evident the E's have left the area and are doing well on their own. Harriet flew across the road and perched in two different pines, watching the territory and M15 flew NW. The smaller birds continue to pester H & M at times. Soar high with full crops, E17 & E18. You both are strong, smart juveniles and will do well. 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 ~Day 3 w/out The E's ?? Harriet & M Spend Quiet Evening At Pond, N2 & Front Pines 5.26.21

5/27/2021

Lady Hawk It has been three days now without seeing E17 & E18 and Harriet and M have been spending time away from the nest tree as well. We do not know if the E's are close by or are further away but most likely they have started their journey as juvenile eagles. Harriet and M are excellent parents and have equipped them will all the skills & lessons they need to survive on their own now. Harriet flies in to the attic and then flies to the pond where M will join her. It is a beautiful sight to see them together enjoying some quiet time without screaming E's to care for and feed. M flies to the OCT and Harriet to a front pine. They both fly to N2 (nest #2) and perch there for some time but will fly back to the front pines where they will roost overnight. I think that both Harriet and M are wondering where E17 & E18 are as this will be the 3rd evening without their precious offspring. ?? Stay safe sweet eagle family. 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 ~ Is This Goodbye E17 & E18? ?? Harriet & M Under The Full Moon w/out Their E's 5.25.21

5/26/2021

Lady Hawk What an incredible season it has been for Harriet, M and the E's! It appears that both E17 & E18 have left their natal nest area to embark on their journey leaving behind Mom & Dad to carry on without them! ? E17 was last seen on a branch below the nest on Sunday evening May 23rd. In the morning on May 24th - only E18 was here and shared a brief visit on the attic and departed in the morning heading north. Mom and Dad are sharing their second night alone in the nest tree without their precious E's! It is a full moon tonight and somewhere out there, E17 & E18 are perched with the same moonlight shining down upon them. We don't know if E18 found E17 out there or if they have gone their separate ways but tonight they share this bond under the moon one more time. It is always such a bittersweet time to say goodbye so tonight I will just say sweet dreams to our eagle family. ?? Stay safe! 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_ First Morning Without E17 & E18 - Will They Return? 05-25-21

5/25/2021

wskrsnwings E17 & E18 were not seen in or around the pastures during my visit this morning. M15 was seen in the front pine before flying to perch briefly in the N2 (nest 2) snag and then on across the road to the SW. Harriet was seen perched in a pine across the road. It sure was quiet with no E's to watch or hear. We do not know if these two have started life on their own but they are both well prepared for their new life. E17 was last seen Sunday, May 23rd at 8:28pm on a branch below nest. E18 was last seen Monday, May 24th at 9:45am flying from the attic to the north. The E's are 122 days old today. I will miss them. 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 ~ EMPTY NEST! M Brings in Fish Head But E's Never Show Up! E18's Morning Visit ? 5.24.21

5/24/2021

Lady Hawk This morning only E18 came to the nest tree - E17 was not seen. E18 stayed about 20 minutes on the attic and looked around for Mom, Dad and E17 but nobody was around. E18 casts a pellet and has some unusual neck movements getting it up (must have been all that rabbit eaten yesterday!). E18 then flies off the attic and heads north. ?? Stay safe E18! Dad flies in to the nest with an armored catfish head and then heads to the outer limb and waits for his E's to show up and battle over it. Dad waits and waits for over 1.5 hours and finally he drops to the nest and eats the fish head and flies off to the pond and then the office oak to perch. E17 & E18 have not been back to the nest yet and it is early evening. Harriet is home and perched on the outer attic. Will we see the E's fly in for the evening? I certainly hope so! But at 120 days old, they are nearing the time when they will be leaving the nest area to be on their own. Whenever we see a food delivery and the juvies do not come back to claim it - is always that first sign that they are not close by or they would have screamed and flown back to the nest. I hope this is not the last coverage of E18 and that we will see them both again. But if not, I wish them both safe travels & godspeed on their journey! 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 ~ M Flies In With Rabbit - Both E's Following Hot On His Tail! Big Crop On E18! 5.23.21

5/24/2021

Lady Hawk M is flying in from the west pasture with some prey (rabbit) and both E's are following him and are hot on his tail. E17 is slightly ahead on the right and E18 is right behind him. M lands with the prey and E18 mantles and claims it- E17 missed the nest and had to circle around. E17 then comes flying in and goes after the prey. Wings are flying around and both are mantling. E17 gets a piece and quickly eats it but E18 has the prey so E17 flies off the nest. At 11:50 E17 returns for a steal attempt but it is blocked by E18. E17 flies off the porch as E18 is in mantle mode protecting the food. Twenty minutes later, E17 returns to the nest and looks for nestovers and finds a few to eat while E18 is finishing up on the meal. E18 heads to the veranda and feaks her beak and then to the attic. E17 will join E18 on the attic and we get to see the size of E18's crop! Wowza! That is huge! Both E's spend some time together on 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. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com...

SWFL Eagles ~ Rumble At The Pond & Disagreement On The Front Pine! E18 Is Aggressive To E17! 5.22.21

5/23/2021

Lady Hawk For the most part, the E's get along well and do almost everything together - from flying around the pasture, hanging out on their favorite snag near the pond and lying on the nest side by side. Competition at meal times hones their survival skills and so does sparring as we see today down at the pond. E18 gets spooked by two horses while at the water's edge and flies off to the CSPS. Then a little while later we see E17 on the hubcap tree hanging out and watching the horses walk by and get a drink at the pond. E17 will fly back to the attic and E18 is seen again at the pond - doing a little bottom dipping! E17 flies to the pond and the E's have a bit of a rumble when E18 will run at E17 and wings start flying! It reminded me of last season's E15 & E16 for a moment! They both end up in the water and all is forgiven! As the day starts to come to a close, they both will fly to the front pines once again. It appeared like they were settled in for the night, E17 inches close to E18 and E18 did not like that and beaks at E17. Then E18 wingslaps and pushes E17 off the branch causing E17 to fly off and land on a branch below the nest. E17 is roosting there tonight while E18 remains on the front pine. Seems like E18 is getting a bit more aggressive lately with E17 - perhaps because no food was delivered today. 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_ Flights & Fun In West Pasture Playground & Food Delivery To Nest 05-21-21

5/21/2021

wskrsnwings The west pasture sure seems to be the E's playground as they continue to master flights, break sticks from trees and execute landings, especially right next to each other. Both 'raced' over to the nest tree as Harriet approached it to perch a while above the nest. Both E's saw M15 approaching the nest with squirrel prey and flew out to meet him but he flew past them dropping it in the nest. E17 claimed the squirrel. E18 joined M at the pond (perhaps for a small fish delivery). When Harriet flew back to the nest tree, E18 dropped down and mantled the food E17 was eating so Mom would not grab the food. ?? The E's are 118 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....