Eagle Videos

SWFL Eagles ~ M Brings Harriet A Squirrel! Morning Nestorations Of Sticks, Grass & Pine! 10.21.21

10/22/2021

Lady Hawk It was another busy morning for Harriet & M starting off with early bonding and then afterwards Harriet goes to foot M but he makes a quick escape to the nest lol M will fly off and return with two sticks and talons full of grass! He makes such a cute nest potato lying in the nest! ? Harriet flies in with a pine bough and M takes it and places it for her ? She heads to the spike and flies off and M will follow. A couple hours later, M is seen flying in with a partial roadkill squirrel and Harriet reaches the nest right before him. Coverage from cam 1, cam 2 and the 360! She quickly takes the food gift and begins to eat it while M will fly off. She downs the pelt rather quickly and then she will fly off towards the pond probably to get a drink. 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Building A Stairway To The Veranda! ?? Long Sticks & Tons Of Fluff For Nest! 10.19.21

10/21/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet & M are actively at work fixing up their nest for the upcoming season! They both are seen bringing in long sticks & soft fluff to ready the nest and to provide comfort and safety for their future eaglets. ? They wake up to a beautiful sunrise and then it is off to work! Harriet takes off and returns with a nice long stick and M is right there to help her place it. M takes off to find a stick and Harriet continues to work on the nest until he returns. M will head to the spike and take off towards the west pasture and this time he is seen returning with a very long stick! This prize stick takes some placement and he ends up putting across the veranda like a mini ladder - he is building his own stairway up to the veranda! I think he is very proud of his nest building abilities! ?? M flies off and returns again with a super duper long stick and Harriet is there to assist once again! They are not finished yet - Harriet will return first with a large clump of soft grasses and M is right behind her with lots of grasses in his talons as well. By the time they depart the nest - take a look at the before and after photos of the fluff- very nice team work! Thank you for watching! 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles_ Sweet Bonding X 2, A Stick & Grasses & Food Gift For H 10-20-21

10/20/2021

wskrsnwings This morning Harriet & M15 concentrated more on bonding/mating than they did adding sticks & grasses. They bonded in the original nest tree and the N2 (west pasture) nest. M added one stick and H added grasses to the original nest. They watched their territory from both nests. M15 delivered a squirrel to Nest2 which Harriet readily accepted and ate, pelt and all. Harriet usually lays eggs mid-late November and egg laying occurs 5-10 days after successful copulation. All on eagle time; we can only guess the time frame. 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 ~Extreme Closeups Of Our Power Couple! Harriet Gazes At Moon & Gives M Her Foot 10.19.21

10/20/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M15 are enjoying some time at the nest - M is on the attic and Harriet on the veranda. We have some nice closeups of M first and then Harriet hops to the attic and vocalizes and foots M - an indication she is interested in bonding and having eggs! M understands her communication and they mate on the attic! :) Harriet preens her feathers and we have some beautiful closeups of her! We also have some extreme closeups of M and we can even see tiny brown specks in his iris! M has a little something on his feathers right above his left eye. It just adds to his rugged handsomeness! ? Later Harriet is on the outer attic gazing out at the beautiful Hunter's moon that is rising in the sky! The Hunter’s moon is the first full moon occurring after the Harvest moon which is the full moon that takes place closest to the date of the autumn equinox. As the Harvest’s Moon occurred in September, October’s big lunation is the Hunter’s moon. Its name is derived from the fact that this is a traditionally good time for hunting game in preparation for the winter months. 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Monday Stickfest! Huge Super Sized Sticks Make Great Guard Rails For Eaglets! 10.18.21

10/19/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M worked hard on the nest this morning with M bringing in 5 sticks and Harriet bringing in 6 sticks (including a huge stick) and a pine bough! (They also brought in more sticks later in the morning) What a great team they make from dawn to dusk ?? They start the morning with bonding ~ M wastes NO time and pounces on Harriet as soon as she flies up to the outer attic! lol Then M is off on his stick mission and delivers the next three sticks while Harriet enjoys the sunrise! Then it is her turn and she flies off and returns with five sticks in about 35 minutes time! Great job Harriet!! M gets back in the game and brings in another stick and Harriet matches it with some fresh pine. M flies off and returns with his fifth stick of the morning and Harriet is right behind him and brings in a super sized long stick and drags it over M's body at 27:06!! M quickly moves it to the side of the nest and & then to the left - Harriet helps him but M is not finished! He moves it part way up the veranda branch! It is almost like a mini ladder! These large sticks will make excellent guard rails to help protect the eaglets from falling out of the nest. Great job Harriet and M ? 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles_ 'Cool' Stick Work On A Cool Fall Morning: Harriet-5 & M15-4 10-18-21

10/18/2021

wskrsnwings H & M added 9 sticks in an hour, and there were some big ones that they delivered. How nice the morning was cool and their work of building crib rails and a nest bed was hopefully easier. There was bonding early before stick gathering started. H & M are well on their way to having beautifully built crib rails for their offspring this nesting season. Crib rails (sticks intertwined to make rails surrounding the outside of the nest) are normally about 12" high. 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 ~ M's McFluffy Beak Bling! ?? H & M Both On Ground Searching For Perfect Stick! 10.15.21

10/16/2021

Lady Hawk It was another morning of nest work for our power couple! M is seen on the attic and he is sporting some fluffy feather bling on his beak! He flies off the attic and grabs a stick and returns with it to the nest and then back up to the attic. We see another beautiful sunrise and notice that Harriet has some cute feather bling on her beak as well! She flies off and will return with a stick. M will fly off the attic and grab another stick - this one is a bit unruly! He proudly brings it to the nest and Harriet takes it from him & places it at 10:01. lol We see them standing on the nest (Harriet is on the right). M will fly off and return with a stick with a long string of moss on it. He drags it over Harriet's tail and this time he gets to place his stick addition! :) He is proud of his accomplishments and lies down in the nest ? After a few minutes he gets up and flies to the ground and searches for the perfect stick and returns with it to the nest at 12:15. Harriet will fly off the nest and head to the ground and finds a big stick and wrestles with it. It ends up being a bit too unruly so she leaves it and finds a nice pine bough and makes a double pass to the nest and lands with it and places it at 21:45. The nest must smell really nice with all the fresh pine sprigs lately! Harriet stays on the nest for about a half hour before she flies off for the day! 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet & M15 Sunrise Bonding & Two Kicks For Good Measure! ?? 10.14.21

10/15/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M wake up to another gorgeous sunrise at the nest tree! Harriet is perched on the outer attic arch and M on the attic as they greet the new day. Harriet drops down to the nest and then back up to the attic where M is excited and they share mating vocals and then a moment of bonding. ? M drops down to the nest and then over to the spike while Harriet remains on the attic. We have some beautiful closeups of her with the sun highlighting her face at 5:25 and also of our handsome M at 7:51. And just for good measure, Harriet will fly over to M and give him two kicks with her foot! M makes an escape and flies to the attic!! Harriet is starting to get testy this time of year as her hormones are dictating to get ready for egg laying next month. Harriet will fly off first and M will follow as they both head across the street. 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles_ A Simple & Sweet Morning... No New Sticks But Nice Courting Displays 10-14-21

10/14/2021

wskrsnwings Harriet & M15 spent their early morning strengthening their bond in courtship displays of mating and Harriet showing encouragement and dominance to M15 as she rubbed against him and placed her foot on his body (also known as footing). The footing display by the female is common in bald eagle nests as the female needs to be sure the male will be true to her/'be there', to provide for her and their offspring. No new sticks, grasses or greenery were added to the nest this morning but H & M both visited the nest and rearranged grasses and sticks... also a display of strengthening their bond to one another. 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's Mega Crop! ?? The Lovebirds Return To Roost Together For The Evening 10.13.21

10/14/2021

Lady Hawk It was a quiet day for Harriet and M as they spent it away from the nest. M15 made a brief visit in the afternoon and we had some great closeups of him on the outer attic branch. He will fly off towards the southwest - cam 1 and cam 2 views of his departure! Later in the afternoon, Harriet arrives and she is sporting a huge crop! No doubt she is eating very well and preparing her body with the nourishment it needs for the upcoming egg laying. She stays for the rest of the afternoon looking out over the street and pasture and we have some beautiful closeups of her as well. M will fly in and land on the attic with vocals and Harriet will join in with greetings! They both will drop briefly to the nest to do some aeration and then perch on the outer attic and settle in for the evening ? 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Stick Fest Continues! H & M Bring In 11 Deliveries ?? Harriet Rules The Nest 10.12.21

10/13/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M were in nestoration mode this morning bringing in a total of 11 deliveries ~ Harriet brings in 4 sticks and 2 pine boughs and M brings in 4 sticks and some grass! Good job H & M ???? M kicks off the stick fest with his first stick delivery which Harriet takes from him and places it! M lies down in the nest and Harriet returns with a stick which M takes and places it! Oh tit for tat! M will then bring in a nice grassy stick and is very proud of his addition and lies in the nest to celebrate! Harriet brings in two more sticks and the stick wars begin! Both work on the nest and have some discussions - Harriet still rules the nest! ?? Harriet heads to the attic to take a break while M flies off & brings in a stick and some grasses. Harriet will add two pine sprigs for the nest - what a nice touch and ends up dragging it over M lol ?? Harriet & M each bring in one more stick a piece before they end their nestoration work for the morning! The nest is looking really good for so early in the season and has lots of soft grasses already! 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Beautiful Sun Kissed Harriet w/ Twinkle In Her Eye ?? M Keeps The Nest Warm ?? 10.12.21

10/13/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet is perched on the attic as the morning sun shines upon her! She looks so beautiful - our sun kissed Harriet! We have excellent closeup coverage of her and all her distinct features of our Matriarch. On the left side of her beak you will see some scuff marks that have been there for over a year. Her white feathers are fluffy and gorgeous as the sun highlights her face. At 4:33 Harriet looks right at the cam and looks stunning - look at the twinkle in her eye! M flies in to the nest and he is ready to lie down and test out how comfy it is with all the soft grasses being brought in. ?? M is a natural and can't wait to incubate those eggies! Enjoy some nice closeups of him! 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles_ The Pasture Birds Play While H & M Are Away 10-11-21

10/11/2021

wskrsnwings Early this morning Harriet & M15 dropped from their night perch to the nest. They aerated and moved some nest material before flying south and out of sight shortly after 7:00 am. There were quite a few birds seen perching in the pasture trees while we waited for H&M…. American Kestrel, Red-shouldered Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Pileated and Red-bellied Woodpeckers plus Starlings, Doves and Crows; also the Belted Kingfisher who flew too fast for me to catch footage. 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 Brings In A Squirrel Snack! ?? Beautiful Sunrise & Bonding! 10.10.21

10/11/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M15 wake up to a beautiful sunrise streaming across the nest tree this morning! They share a moment of bonding before getting ready to start their day and afterwards, Harriet's classic celebratory vocals are the perfect touch. The suns rays are golden and they casts some beautiful prisms of orange diamonds falling upon M's shoulders. Later, Harriet will fly in with a piece of roadkill squirrel and eat it on the nest. She makes fast work of the squirrel snack and then flies to the attic where we get to see some gorgeous zooming on our Queen Harriet! 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Closeups Of M15's Feet & Talons! Harriet Flies To The Cam Housing! ?? 10.9.21

10/10/2021

Lady Hawk Today Harriet and M stayed close to the nest this morning, perching on the snag together for over an hour before M flew off and Harriet flew back to the nest. We have some beautiful closeups of Queen Harriet with the sun highlighting her face and beak. She will fly up to the cam housing and we get a zoom from cam 2 of her perched up there! Later, M will fly back to the attic and we see his amazing feet and talons! You will notice M is relaxed and has his foot extended and curled up. This is a normal position for an eagle to rest the muscles in their foot like this and we see both Harriet and M change their foot position throughout the day & night. M's feet are fine and there is no cause for alarm with him falling off the branches recently. There is no sign of any other issue and M seems perfectly healthy and strong. 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ STICK FEST BEGINS! Nestorations Overload, Funny Antics & Discussions For H & M 10.8.21

10/9/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet & M were working hard this morning on preparing their nest for the new season!! Their teamwork was epic as a total of 13 sticks, 2 grasses & one pine sprig were brought in today (Harriet brought in 6 sticks & a pine sprig while M brought in 7 sticks & 2 clumps of grasses!) They both were in top form with who gets to place what stick on the nest! There was a mating on the outer attic branch in addition to all the stick antics & discussions! At 9:14 Harriet brings in the pine sprig and puts it on M as he tries to grab it from her!! At 16:06 Harriet whacks M in the beak with her tail!! And at 30:29 M flies in with grasses and Harriet gets all caught up in his tail feathers! Tit for tat! In the midst of the stick fest, M decides to lie down in the nest and take a break at 15:12!! Gotta love our nest potato!! When they are finished, we see Harriet fly off the attic heading south! 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Beautiful Power Couple Closeups! Two Attempted Matings & Harriet Foots M! ???? 10.7.21

10/8/2021

Lady Hawk M returns to the attic early in the morning after falling off the inner limb branch last night and is fine. Harriet joins him on the attic and M attempts to mate with her. Harriet was not happy that he did not finish what he started and she lets him know by giving him her foot! ???? Cam 1 and cam 2 views! A little while later, Harriet heads back up to the attic and we have a repeat of an attempt at mating. Harriet gives M her foot afterwards & kicks him ~ M vocalizes his displeasure!! Cam 1 and Cam 2 views again! They both rouse afterwards and both preen in sync! We get some beautiful closeups this morning of our power couple! They look stunning! ???? 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Falls Backwards Off The Branch While Sleeping! SLOMO!! 10.7.21

10/7/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet and M15 were perched side by side sleeping this evening. M can be seen with his foot outstretched and dangling below the branch. He would pull it in and then let it drop again like he normally does while sleeping. But then it looks like he loses his balance and goes down falling backwards till out of view. Cam 2 also shows him falling down and falling below the nest. Harriet is startled awake and she starts to vocalize her distress. She looks around for him calling but M does not return to the branch or nest. In regular time and slomo! Normally an eagle's talons lock around the branch - it is this locking mechanism that keeps them from falling off at night. Birds that sleep while perched have tendons in their legs that involuntarily cause the feet to clasp a perch while the bird is in a squatting position. These tendons will keep the feet tightly gripping the perch until the bird awakens and straightens its legs. In M's case, it seems he is falling off the branch or losing his balance when his foot is relaxed and not gripping the branch or when he is changing feet to grip. I wonder if this is due to the changing of sleeping positions that Harriet & M are using now that the nest tree branches are out of whack from the storms this summer? I hope that this is some sort of fluke and won't keep happening to M! 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet Soars Through The Clouds! Magnificent! ???? 10.6.21

10/7/2021

Lady Hawk Harriet takes off from the outer attic and soars across the street going higher and higher up into the clouds! How beautiful to watch her flying! She soars the thermals until she disappears from sight! 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/eaglecam360.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet Brings In A Live Cattle Egret! Plucks & Eats On Nest VIEWER DISCRETION 10.6.21

10/7/2021

Lady Hawk Warning ~ viewer discretion advised. The footage contains the delivery of a live juvenile cattle egret. Harriet flies in from across the street and she is carrying a live juvenile cattle egret in her talons. M follows her and lands on the outer attic and watches her as she plucks the bird. Feathers cover the nest as fierce Harriet works on de-feathering the egret. Eagles are apex predators at the top of the food chain and it is all about survival each day. It may be difficult to watch live prey brought into the nest as we don't ever want to see any animal suffer. Harriet will eat the entire egret and nothing goes to waste. She also brought a fish to the nest earlier so she is well fed 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/eaglecam360.html...