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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #211 on: October 02, 2023, 02:12:08 AM »

M & F23 Potential New Mate
Oct 1
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #212 on: October 07, 2023, 09:15:13 AM »


SWFL Eagle Cam Article via Southern Living Magazine
Beloved Florida Eagle Cam Returns For Another Nesting Season With New Mate For Widower Bald Eagle
Buckle up, y’all. By Meghan Overdeep Published on October 3, 2023

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Our favorite reality show is back with a brand new character. That’s right folks, the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam (SWFEC) is up and running for another season of high-flying bald eagle drama.
M15, who became a single father after the loss of his longtime mate, Harriet, back in February, has returned to the famous Fort Myers nest with a new female bald eagle (F23). Both have been seen delivering nesting materials and are showing strong signs of a possible courtship. But only time will tell what this year holds for the mighty M15 as this nesting season begins.

For its highly anticipated 12th season, SWFEC now features a new setup including two ultra-high-definition 4k cameras “placed strategically in the nest tree.”

For its highly anticipated 12th season, SWFEC now features a new setup including two ultra-high-definition 4k cameras “placed strategically in the nest tree.”
Camera 1 will again have the functionality to pan and zoom in on the nest, “giving viewers an up close view into an eagle’s ecosphere.” Camera 2, the “Nest Cam” will feature eye-level footage of nest activity.
“Finally, a 360-degree video camera returns after sustaining damage last season during Hurricane Ian,” a news release proclaims. “This camera will also allow viewers to jump into the driver seat and experience real time 360-degree views of M15 and any future eagles in the nest.” 

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the bald eagle nesting season lasts from October 1 through May 15. Last year’s eaglets, E21 and E22, hatched in January.
Ginnie Pritchett McSpadden’s family has been hosting the live feed from their property since 2012. Bird lovers tuned in that first year to watch Harriet and her then-mate Ozzie 24/7. Harriet took up with M15 shortly after Ozzie’s death in 2015. Harriet and M15 were together for eight years before the female’s disappearance (and presumed death) in early February 2023.
With Harriet missing, thousands tuned in to watch M15 raise E21 and E22 on his own.  Despite the odds, M15 succeeded, and both eaglets fledged in March.
We can’t wait to see what this season holds for M15 and his nest. Visit SWFLEagleCam.com to watch this next chapter play out in real time.
https://www.southernliving.com/southwest-florida-eagle-cam-new-season-8347137
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #213 on: October 07, 2023, 09:59:17 AM »

Thanks Lori!
Cams went down this morning.
I wonder if the youtube links will change
https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/southwest-florida-eagle-cam/
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #214 on: October 13, 2023, 07:17:43 AM »

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #215 on: October 21, 2023, 02:22:01 PM »

Great Horned Owl pair visits the nest
October 21, 2023
https://youtu.be/xC-NscxbrQM

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #216 on: October 29, 2023, 04:13:38 AM »

Great Horned Owls are known to drive eagles off their nests so they can claim the nest for themselves.

AGAIN with the Owl Pair in the nest
October 28, 2023

https://youtu.be/q8t1-wU5tZA

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #217 on: November 12, 2023, 03:24:14 PM »

Bunny transfer from male to female owl - in the eagle's nest!
 lady hawk
https://youtu.be/AXLX58KwRWM

why in nest?  how weird

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #218 on: November 14, 2023, 05:07:21 AM »

EAGLE n OWLS
November 14, 2023
I DO NOT KNOW WHATs HAPPENED - BUT SOMETHING HAS.
WHAT is in nest under Lady?  ( not egg )

Mr. Owl came on branch - hooted
Lady dropped into nest from a branch
Did owl knock her off?  Head injury?

GHO strikes F23 THREE Times!

https://youtu.be/7d9kd6ngf-Q

Both Hooties Are Back At The Nest
https://youtu.be/skjK9TrBClg

Lady almost foots male
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CawkXAtWFho

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #219 on: November 16, 2023, 07:29:25 AM »

OWL GUARD
November 16, 2023
The male stayed in nest all night last nite and nite before.
No owls.  GOOD.

Female must be close to giving us an egg, saw them mating this morning

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #220 on: November 22, 2023, 03:23:47 AM »

EGG WATCH
Nov 22, 2023
Yesterday she was whining, VERY nervous, restless, laid down in nest, up on branch, back in nest, whining. Male brot her a HUGE fish.

Hootie Owl entered nest somewhere after and midnight Nov 21.
It hooted, buried its head into lovely nest and left.

5.30 am  Female in nest, whining constantly.
Wondering if she's a first time Mom.


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https://youtu.be/9NUM7s1PMIo

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #221 on: November 23, 2023, 08:25:33 AM »

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/153/371/911/playable/a2adecdd4e60791e.mp4


The First Thanksgiving
I like this guy. Many dont know this story.
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #222 on: November 24, 2023, 02:29:26 AM »

Nov 24, 2023
2.30 am  All is calm.  No eagle on cam.
I hope the owls dont stop this new female from raising a family.

Owl Strike On Eagle In Treetop!
Sub Adult Flies In Before Hit!
M & F On Nest

Lady Hawk  11.23.23
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #223 on: November 24, 2023, 10:42:53 PM »

First egg here evening of 11/24/23.  From Southwest Florida Eagles post:

"We have an Egg! What a special moment when F23 gave us that first glimpse of the new arrival! The odds were against this newly mated couple but Mother Nature and natural instinct continues to prevail! Now we (not so) patiently await M's first look and a possible second egg?!"

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #224 on: November 25, 2023, 02:59:07 AM »

EGG
Nov 25, 2023
The first egg was laid late November 24.
Well, I see Linda posted the announcement!
Thanks.  So sweet to see Dad come to peek at his son
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 -  assuming its a son ....   ;D

F23 LAYS HER FIRST EGG
Lady Hawk 11-24
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