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By: urdognu (offline) on Wednesday, August 21 2013 @ 11:57 PM EDT (Read 462644 times)  
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Welcome to the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, North Fort Myers - Winter Bald Eagle Cam 2013/2014

Season 2 - featuring 2 Web Cams
Cam 1 - Nest Cam - with night vision.
Cam 2 - Wide Angle Cam - PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom).

Both cams can be accessed by the Dick Pritchett Real Estate website or Ustream .
Links are provided below. Each have Social Stream and Open Chat available.

Link to Season1 Thread...
forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=426104&topic=426104#426104

Cams and other links...

Dick Pritchett Real Estate web site with cam link and chat ...
http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html

Ustream cam link with chat...
http://www.ustream.tv/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Foundation...
http://www.southwestfloridaeaglecam.com

Social Media:

Facebook Page...
https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam

Twitter...
https://twitter.com/SWFLEagleCAM


Video Camera VIDEOS:

Season 2 CAM Videos
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... sp=sharing

Season 2 GROUND videos
http://tinyurl.com/k3gjfj8

Season 1 CAM Videos
CAM Videos
http://tinyurl.com/mrb8t7s

Season 1 GROUND Videos 
http://tinyurl.com/l833rrv

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Daily Summary/Nest Notes ~ Archives:
http://southwestfloridaeaglecam.tumblr.com/archive
Beginning Nov. 10, 2013 to present...




Thank you Dick Pritchett Real Estate for installing, maintaining and running these cams on your property. This is a family owned and run business. The cam was first installed in early August, 2012. Eggs were laid November 26 & 29, 2012. This mature, mating pair of bald eagles, Ozzie & Harriet, have been coming to this nest since they built it for the 2006-2007 season. Before building this nest in 2006, the pair had a nest on the opposite side of Bayshore Road, across the street. This location is now known as Eagle Landing. The old nest was deliberately killed by someone to get rid of the eagles nest.

The nest resides 60 feet above the ground, in a Slash Pine tree.
Cam 1 (Nest Cam) is positioned six feet above the nest; equipped with infrared light, which emits no actual light nor does it make any noise. The cam faces South East.
Cam 2 (Wide Angle Cam) is located approximately 100 feet from the nest and has the ability to capture images of the nest action outside of Camera #1.

The goal of these cameras is to foster appreciation, admiration and respect for these magnificent creatures through the ability to bring these beautiful birds into your homes. Our intentions are to learn from these birds so we may better understand them and their habits.

Nesting season begins in Southern Florida Oct. 1 through May. This nest is on DPRE's private property which is a 135 acre piece of pasture land that is home to the office and a horse barn. It is situated next to a pond. There is a river, close to the nest, (about a half a mile away - as a bird flies) that flows into the Gulf of Mexico. It is called the Caloosahatchee River. The two eagle cams were paid for and put up by the Pritchett family because the eagles have nested on the property since 2006. There have been 9 chicks observed since that time, with a total of 6 chicks confirmed to have fledged.



2013-2014 Season:

adults begin working on nest: August 30, per ground observations.
cams on: September 30, 2013
eggs laid: 1st egg November 17 at 4.37pm, http://youtu.be/Qyx-sln_hSk
2nd egg November 20 at 6:18PM http://youtu.be/oggUAmsScZk
hatched: 1st hatch (36 days) Dec. 23 at 11.46pm, http://youtu.be/0ZNxW_2L59A
2nd hatch (35 days) Dec. 25 at 10:21am http://youtu.be/u6WNF1BM0-0
eaglets named : E3 & E4
branching: 3-16-2014 at 7.25am http://youtu.be/C4S3u2h-SFY
fledged: 4-4-14 at 8.27am http://youtu.be/fbjSMV56tws
first return to nest: 4-4-14 at 4.44pm http://youtu.be/8w_CdpTv1iw
last seen: 5-8-14 at 7AM

E3 passed away at 4.53am on Feb. 2, 2014 at 41 days old. A Sad Day- Statement on E3's Passing … http://tmblr.co/Zz6m0t16CZNxb
Tribute to E3 http://youtu.be/x0kXov3Dbjg



2013 Season
(photos courtesy of Greg Hill)
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How To ID Ozzie & Harriet

--Season 2 Picture ID's of O & H Album by UrdognU.
http://tinyurl.com/lbqvjjp

--Season 1 Picture ID's of O & H Album by Wskrsnwings:
http://tinyurl.com/oy3ubpq
Wskrsnwings has provided a detailed description with each picture which helps to identify the pair.


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By: urdognu (offline) on Wednesday, August 21 2013 @ 11:58 PM EDT  
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Ozzie and Harriet, Christmas Eve, 2012
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Hope/E1 and Honor/E2 - chicks from 2013 (Season 1).
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(screen capture by urdognu)
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According to the Forida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there are 128 nests in a 25 mile radius of Ozzie and Harriets nest. Closet nest is one mile, although it was last known active for the 2009 season.


This nest has been labeled LE-26B
The old nest that was across the street is labeled LE-26A and had been monitored.
The pair relocated the nest for the 2006/07 nesting season to its present location.

Year History
06-07 Active; Built a new nest north of Bayshore Rd: 2 chicks fledged
07-08 Active; but fledglings not confirmed
08-09 Active; 2 chicks
09-10 Active; 1 chick
10-11 Active; 1 fledgling confirmed
11-12 Active; 1 fledgling confirmed
12-13 Active; 2 fledglings confirmed

Ozzie and Harriet have had 9 fledglings confirmed at the nest tree on the Pritchett's property.


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By: urdognu (offline) on Wednesday, August 21 2013 @ 11:59 PM EDT  
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Hope and Honor
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Hope and Honor close to fledge time.
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The pine tree previously used by the nesting pair of Bald Eagles for more than a decade died. An unknown individual knocked off the bark in a ring around the tree which severs the roots from the needles and starves the tree. The county had monitored the nest since 1990 and recorded 23 eaglets, confirmed fledglings.

History of the Old nest in the "killed tree".
LE-26A: Donald road Nesting History
Strap Number: 30-43-25-04-00005.0000

Year History
90-91 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
91-92 Active, 1 Fledgling confirmed
92-93 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
93-94 Active, 3 Fledglings confirmed
94-95 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
95-96 Active, 3 Fledglings confirmed
96-97 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
97-98 Inactive
98-99 Active, 1 Fledgling confirmed
99-00 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
00-01 Active, 2 Fledglings confirmed
01-02 Active, 1 Fledgling confirmed
02-03 Active, two adults observed at nest tree 4/21/03
03-04 Tree observed dead 9/29/03. ES Staff inspected the tree on 9/29/03
and found the tree had been girdled by machete or hatchet. Birds have
been observed in the territory but did not nest this nesting season.
04-05 Active, Two adults observed incubating posture in Dec '04. 1 chick
fledged about April 6, 2005
05-06 Active, 1 fledgling confirmed
06-07 Inactive *Built a new nest north of Bayshore Rd (LEO26B). 2 chicks fledged at LEO26B
07-08
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11-12 Inactive


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By: urdognu (offline) on Wednesday, August 21 2013 @ 11:59 PM EDT  
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The nest is located on the Dick Pritchett Real Estate Property

The red dot is where the nest is located.
As you can see, there is a nice river, close to the nest, (about a half a mile away - as a bird flies) that flows into the Gulf of Mexico. It is called the Caloosahatchee River.
(scap by urdognu)
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This is a picture taken from the Pritchett office, September 2012 by Andy Pritchett.
If you look in the Pine tree in the middle towards the back of the picture you will see the nest clumped up at the top. This is the pond where Ozzie and Harriet are often seen drinking and bathing.
(photo courtesy of Andy Pritchett)
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Dick Pritchett Real Estate Office is the building just above the circular pond, at the top of the picture.
The nest is below the pond, between the pond and the road, in the pine tree just below the three dead trees.
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By: urdognu (offline) on Wednesday, August 21 2013 @ 11:59 PM EDT  
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(by Ginnie Pritchett)
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Approximate location of the old nest...and the new nest.
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According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Bald Eagle Nest Locator, there are 128 eagle nests in a 25 mile radius of the SWFEC nest.
https://public.myfwc.com/FWRI/EagleNest ... spx#search
(by urdognu)
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Link to the News Release...
https://www.facebook.com/notes/southwes ... 7855637807

News Release
Southwest Florida “Eagle Cam” Soars Into Season 2
September 30, 2013 at 7:27am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Southwest Florida “Eagle Cam” Launches Season 2
This season will feature not one, but two live streaming high-definition cameras

FORT MYERS,Fla. (September 30, 2013) – The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam (SWFEC) is pleased to announce the area’s most beloved pair of bald eagles has returned to the area for nesting season and live streaming will go live on October 1, the first official day of Florida’s nesting season. With season one of the SWFEC reaching global success and garnering over 16 million views and worldwide media coverage, the primary goal continues to be education and learning.

“Season two is all about improving the experience for our viewers,” says Andy Pritchett, project manager for the camera and son of landowner Richard Pritchett. “With the latest technology and group of expert volunteers, our goal remains to be an educational tool for all who tune in.”

To insure not a moment of action is missed, this year’s streaming will feature two high-definition camera angles of the nesting tree. The first camera will be positioned in the same location as before and a second camera has been positioned in a tree thirty yards north. Because the second camera will not be close enough to disturb the eagle’s nest activity, it has the functionality to pan and zoom on action happening around the nest tree, giving viewers various opportunities to appreciate the eagles and their surroundings.

Dick Pritchett Real Estate launched the observation cameras in 2012 with a goal of studying the eagles in their natural surroundings. To preserve the habitat of the eagles, camera one is positioned six feet above the nest and is attached to a tree limb, using no screws or nails. The noiseless camera also uses night vision. This feature allows the camera to see at night without disturbing the eagles. The camera streams live video and can be viewed at http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com.

History of the Eagles
Harriet and Ozzie have been calling North Fort Myers their winter home for over twenty years and typically reside in the nest between the months of October and April. This active pair of birds have been laying eggs and raising fledgling eagles for the past several years. During season one of the SWFEC, the eagle couple, whom mate for life, hatched two eaglets. Facebook followers of SWFEC, voted on the names of the eaglets and then faithfully tuned in as they developed and fledged the nest March 25 and left the area in late May.

The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Foundation was created by the Pritchett family so viewers and philanthropists can donate to help maintain the camera for future live streams and projects. http://www.southwestfloridaeaglecam.com/


Article: Pair of American bald eagles return to North Fort Myers nest
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By: urdognu (offline) on Thursday, August 22 2013 @ 12:00 AM EDT  
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For those who are not familiar with the layout of the nest area, the left hand tree is where the nest and nest cam are located (red circle) The three dead pines are where they perch a lot. The second red circle is where the ptz camera has been installed. The dead pines near the pond, where most branches come from are not in view in this photo, but are to the right of this picture. The flock of birds is starlings, who share the area. Some actually end up living in the base of the nest.

The first camera is located 6 feet above the nest.
The second camera is positioned in a dead tree located about 30 yards to the north of the nest tree.

(photo by Greg Hill)

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By: urdognu (offline) on Thursday, August 22 2013 @ 12:00 AM EDT  
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Feb. 2, 2014
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It is with heavy hearts, we bring you an update on E3- this season’s elder eaglet:
After a few days of a noticeable behavior change, E3’s health deteriorated and passed away in the nest early this morning.
While we may never know what caused the death of E3, we hope the documented videos and reports will help educate biologists and researchers & possibly save future eagles/eaglets.
We all mourn together with the reminder that we are merely observers; given the rare and unique opportunity to witness these eagles in the wild.
Soar high and free E3.
- The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam

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Tribute To E3
http://youtu.be/x0kXov3Dbjg

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This was written by JudyB in the eaglet information table that can be found at the link below.
http://www.judyb-eagles.com/eagles2014/ ... o_2014.htm

"There was a heavy rain storm the night of January 10 when the chicks were about 3-1/2 weeks old, which appeared to disrupt the fishing, so less food was brought to the nest - which led to some rather brutal sibling rivalry as older E3 tried to keep E4 from eating, so E3 could get what food there was. This was during a period of rapid growth for the chicks, so E3 continued to grow rapidly, and E4's development paused for a couple of days - which made it harder for the now markedly smaller chick to get food. After 4 or 5 days, food deliveries increased, and the younger eaglet began to find ways to sneak around to the other side of the adult and get fed; by January 21 (when the chicks were about 4 weeks old), there was still quite a bit of rivalry, but E4 was being fed regularly, and began to grow; by January 28 (5 weeks old) both were close in size, though older E3 had many more dark feathers visible, and rivalry was much less; sometimes they were fed together, and other times they seemed to take turns. We hoped this would be the start of a peaceful time at the nest, but sadly that was not to be - by January 30 observers were noticing that the older eaglet E3 seemed less active, and I think E3 got up to join a feeding only once on January 31, though food was brought to the nest several times and E4 ate well. E3 was moving around occasionally on February 1, and had some small poop shots, but didn't eat; she died at 4:53 am on February 2. There are several theories as to the cause of death, including poisoned food, a fungal or viral infection, the fact that more of the older chick was exposed to the rain January 29-30 (they were too big to both fit under the adult, and the younger, less-feathered eaglet was covered more than the older eaglet) - but it's unlikely that we'll ever know. Rest is peace, E3 - and E4 - best wishes for a long and happy life."

E3 was 41 days old at the time of his/her passing.


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