Eagle Videos

SWFL Eagles_ Harriet & M15 Keep Us Guessing... They Visit Both Nests 09-14-21

9/14/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet & M15 perched in the nest tree overnight before dropping to the nest to check it out and rearrange and aerate some. Harriet flew out to grab a stick or maybe a bird but returned to the west pasture snag by N2 (nest 2) empty taloned. M15 flew to N2 to check it out while Harriet watched him from above. While they were over there both added a stick to N2 before flying through the tree line and out of my sight. H & M have taken sticks to N2 for the past few seasons in the fall when they are rebuilding the original nest but have always chosen the original nest to lay eggs in. Remember eagles are compulsive nest builders and it is not unusual for them to have more than one nest built in their territory. 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: Morning Vocalizations And Early Departure 09-09-21

9/9/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet and M15 were both perched in the nest tree when I arrived this morning at 6:00am. I could hear them vocalize before I could really see them well. They were vocalizing to each other and "the morning", making their presence known. M15 flew NW and Harriet followed at 6:45am before dawn. They did not return before I left shortly after 9:00am. Other birds perched in the pasture trees and snags... osprey, white ibis, tri-colored heron, cattle egret and red-tailed hawk. The fallen OCT (old cam tree) has been removed from the pasture. 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_ Let Season 10 Begin: A Stick, Greenery, A Chase & Bonding 09-05-21

9/5/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet & M15 were perching in the nest tree when I arrived this morning. I listened to their mutual vocalizations waiting for the morning light. Harriet dropped to the nest before dawn and M15 brought the first stick for this season before sunrise. They worked in the nest before flying to the west pasture to "check out" Nest 2. As they watched their territory in a west pasture snag, M15 went after a Cattle Egret and Harriet joined in the hunt. The egret got away, 'laying low' in the retention area across the road. M15 watched for the egret to reappear as Harriet flew across the road behind the shopping center to have a morning discussion with the neighbor eagle on the cell tower. Not long after, M watched H return to the nest with greenery for the nest, a pine bough sprig. Harriet then joined M15 in the front pine and their behaviors showed them strengthening their bond... watching & vocalizing together as they perched side by side. There was even an attempt at bonding under the guise of mating by M until H reminded him it was only September. ?? Both tracked a bird flying south to north and they both flew NW out of sight. Let Season 10 begin with nestorations off more than on until later in September. 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 Fishes The Pasture Pond/The OCT Has Fallen 08-30-21

8/30/2021

wskrsnwings On arrival to the nest tree pasture I saw that the OCT (old cam tree) was laying on the ground, intact with roots. The rains have been frequent and heavy as of late, so the saturated ground is most likely the cause of the snag toppling. The OCT snag (dead tree) was the tallest & the favorite perch spot for the adults. As sad as it was for me to see, I take Harriet's lead of adapting & "going on" and know I can adapt too. Later the White Ibis families scattered from the snags (as I watched a Red-tailed juvenile hawk hunt under a tree) signaling Harriet's arrival to the pasture & pond to grab a fish and take it to the church tree to eat. She returned to the leaning palm at the pond, watching the water and the surrounding area. A large bird flew over and H alerted but did not pursue it. M15 was not seen but I am sure he is nearby. Soon enough we will see both more often in the pastures as their desire to prepare for nesting season increases. 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 & Greets The Morning 08-19-21

8/19/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet was the only one in view during my visit today, but her vocals may have been directed to M15 wherever he was perched. Harriet stayed in the nest tree until sunrise and then flew to the Norfolk pine across the road before flying east toward the river. As I checked other known perch spots, the only bird I saw was a juvenile Wood Stork. Nesting season officially begins October 1. 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 Is Home! Harriet Too! ~ Securing Their Territory 08-12-21

8/12/2021

wskrsnwings It was a quiet early morning in the nest tree pasture with no sight or sound of Harriet or M15. A Red-tailed Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Cattle Egret and Blue Jay visited the pasture while I watched for H & M. Then an adult eagle was seen on the cell tower across the road, so I went behind the shopping center to see who it was or if H or M were nearby. Sure enough, Harriet was in a pine tree left of the cell tower, vocalizing to the "neighbor" eagle perched on the tower. She didn't stay long and flew into the stand of trees. I found her (by vocalization) on the other side of the trees as well as M15. It was so good to hear and see them both! (This is usually the time period I first see the two of them together again.) I may not see them together again for a while as we only see them occasionally until they "get busy" preparing for the new nesting season later in September. 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 Watches Her Territory From The Front Pine 08-02-21

8/2/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet perched overnight in a front pine... she was seen flying there last night at dusk and was still there when I arrived today before dawn. Harriet was well hidden in the pine branches, watching her territory silently and preening at times. She flew south across the road before sunrise. My check of known perch spots did not find her or M15, only Wood Storks, White Ibis and Snowy Egrets fishing in one of the drainage areas. Don't worry about M15... he was seen one evening last week perched in the nest tree. August is still their "vacation" time. ?? 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!! 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....