Eagle Videos

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Pulls At Shell ~ Helps E15 Along! ???? Hatch In Progress! 3.30.20

3/31/2020

Lady Hawk Harriet gets up to take a break and we see some incredible footage of the eaglet's egg tooth popping out of the shell! M comes to the nest to take over incubation duties. He stands up and pulls at the eggshell helping the little one along at 5:09. What a wonderful Dad! Little peeps are heard! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles ~ E15 ~ BIG HOLE IN EGG NOW!! Hatch Progressing Nicely! Cute Open Beak Seen! 3.29.20

3/30/2020

Lady Hawk E15 continues to work on chipping away the eggshell with the egg tooth and there is a big hole seen! Enjoy some of the most amazing detailed & close-up HD coverage of the eaglet hatching! Watch closely at 8:51 and see the eaglet open its beak wide! Harriet's talon accidentally catches on the pip at 10:24 but it does not harm the eaglet fortunately. I put in real time and slomo so everyone can see better. It has been a very exciting day and we should see a hatch sometime in the morning! Stay tuned and 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Brings In Large Mystery Bone!! 3.29.20

3/30/2020

Lady Hawk As E15 is hatching, our wonderful Dad flies in with some type of mystery meat bone! It is quite large and picked over pretty good. It may be a wild boar shoulder bone. Harriet does not know what to do with it and just lets it lay on the side of the nest where M dropped it off! Cam 2 coverage in real time and slomo of M15 flying in with the leg bone! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles ~ Blood Seen Inside Egg While E15 Is Hatching! Working Hard To Break Free! ?? 3.29.20

3/29/2020

Lady Hawk The hatching process continues with E15 working hard on breaking free! Around 12:20 PM blood was seen inside the egg around the pip and on the nesting material around the egg. While we are not sure what has caused this blood we can share some information regarding the hatch. From Essec (Admin) SWFEC: During the hatch process the chick has to switch its respiration and blood circulation. After it breaks the shell it absorbs the rest of the yolk and the blood vessels. Blood vessels that haven't dried up yet may still attach the shell to the chick, and prematurely pulling of the shell can cause excessive bleeding. We usually do see some sign of blood inside of the egg shell after the hatch. But I think most of us have never seen this much blood during a hatch - so it is understandable we all have questions. We can only hope that all will go well for this eaglet during the hatching process. But we would be remiss if we didn’t remind everyone that not all eaglets survive the hatch. This information on hatching comes from from Nick Fox (Understanding the Bird of Prey, 1995) on hatching: "About 72 hours before hatching, the egg starts an ordered sequence of events which are critical. The chick must progress from allantoic respiration to lung breathing, retract its yolk sac and hatch. The allantois is part of the membrane surround the embryo -- it is the mechanism of the exchange of oxygen in and carbon dioxide out until the chick's lungs begin to function just before hatch, and it collects metabolic wastes that are discarded after hatch. "At the time when the air cell is beginning the 'draw down' the complexis hatching muscle at the nape of the chick's neck becomes swollen with lymph and twitches spasmodically. The twitching movement extends throughout the whole body of the chick causing it to straighten briefly. These unbending movements press the chick tight against the eggshell and force the beak upwards. On the upper ridge of the beak is the small egg tooth which eventually penetrates the inner shell membrane into the air cell. Once the beak is into the air cell, the chick is able to start breathing air into its lungs although it is still dependent on allantoic gas exchange. With its lungs in operation it is able to cheep and this is a sure sign that breathing has started. "With continuous rebreathing, the air in the air cell becomes high in carbon dioxide and this stimulates the hatching muscle to further activity. With more faint tapping and pressure from the chick, the shell wall gives way and a slight lifting of a fragment of shell becomes visible. This is called 'starring. This allows a small amount of fresh air into the air space and the chick usually becomes quiet for some hours. Working sporadically, the chick then begins to break up an area around the pip and also splits the air cell membrane much further so that, on candling, it can be seen to occupy most of the air cell and is much looser inside the shell. Gradually the chick enlarges an opening and the beak and egg tooth come into view. The chick may rest at this point for a further twenty-four hours. During this time the lungs and air sac system are becoming fully functional and gradually take over total responsibility for gas exchange. The blood circulation in the allantois slowly shuts down. Once the allantois has shut down, the chick starts to rotate inside the shell. Within about fifteen minutes the chick circles about half to two-thirds around the egg, industriously cutting out the shell as it goes. Soon it is able to push up the cap with its shoulders and kick itself free of the shell, leaving the membranes and excreted uric acid waste behind. The allantoic blood vessels quickly fall away from the navel. By one or two days after hatching the hatching muscle has reduced in size and is no longer swollen with lymph. The total time from pip to hatch in birds of prey varies considerably from about 30-70 hours but is usually complete within 50 hours." We hope you find this information useful as to the complex hatching process. A number of viewers have asked why the adults don't help the chick to hatch - this explains it well. Every part of the process has a time frame to complete. It is very necessary to a successful hatch. We all hope that the eaglet working to hatch today will be successful. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

Sunday 03/29/2020 SWFL Eagles.. Yay, E15 is on its way! :)

3/29/2020

JCsEagleCottage At day 36 our sweet E15 makes its appearance into this world, which can take 12-24 hours.. Courtesy: Dick Pritchett Real Estate, SWFL Florida Eagle cam. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.c... Edited by Anja Edelman Anja Edelman Bald Eagle Web Cam Scaps & Videos...

SWFL Eagles ~ HATCH IN PROGRESS~ E15 Is On Its Way! Egg Tooth Seen! 3.29.20

3/29/2020

Lady Hawk At 7:15 AM this morning, the first pip was seen on egg#3 while M was on the nest. We have some excellent views of E15 hatching and its egg tooth is seen! Congratulations Harriet and M15!!! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles~ Cute As A Button! Muscovy Ducklings Playing At The Pond & Flapping Tiny Wings ?? 3.27.20

3/28/2020

Lady Hawk Seven Muscovy ducklings are seen playing in the pond & swimming with Mom! They hop out onto the bank and flap their tiny winglets!! There are four dark colored ducklings and three with yellow and white. Mom takes a bath and splashes around before heading to the bank to preen. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet & M15 Getting Ready! COUNTDOWN To Pip Watch! Perfect Shift Changes & Egg Views

3/28/2020

Lady Hawk 3/27/2020 ~ Harriet and M15 have faithfully incubated their second clutch of eggs for 34 days so far. Tomorrow will be day 35 and will mark the kickoff for pip watch! Eggs normally hatch between 35-41 days after being laid. Harriet flies to the OCT and M15 takes over incubation with the first shift change. About two hours later, M flies to the OCT and joins Harriet - she takes that as a signal for the next shift change and she flies back to the nest. We have some great views of the eggs as Harriet stands on the nest. M will fly off across the street and return about 3.5 hours later and resume incubation of the eggs in another perfectly executed shift change! These two are like clockwork - so in sync with one another. They are getting ready for their future bobbleheads to hatch! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles_ One Day Closer To Hatch~Incubation Exchanges & Nice Breaks For H & M 03-27-20

3/27/2020

wskrsnwings The foggy morning did not keep Harriet & M15 from exchanging nest duties and enjoying their breaks. And they spent a brief time together in the OCT (old cam tree) vocalizing to each and the world that their eggs are one day closer to hatching.The mockingbird sang songs and the glossy ibis gathered in a tree top in anticipation of what is to come. 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....

Tuesday 03/24/2020.. H taking a bath before her shift..

3/27/2020

JCsEagleCottage Courtesy: Dick Pritchett Real Estate, SWFL Florida Eagle cam. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.c... Edited by Anja Edelman Anja Edelman Bald Eagle Web Cam Scaps & Videos...

SWFL Eagles ~ Mom Muscovy Protects Ducklings From Raven Swoop! SLOMO!! 3.26.20

3/27/2020

Lady Hawk Our Muscovy Mom is seen a couple times at the pond today with her seven ducklings. Seems that we have lost 5 babies since yesterday sadly. She is seen swimming with them and then off on the edge of the pond bank. Cam 1 and pond cam coverage! Later in the afternoon, a raven swoops down fast over the water at 9:31 and circles around and comes back but Mom is ready and she flies up in the air and scares him off. In real time & slomo! The raven is seen waiting on the bank as Mom keeps her babies safely in the water and heads to the other side of the pond. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles ~ Mom Muscovy & Twelve New Ducklings At The Pond! 3.24.20

3/26/2020

Lady Hawk It seems our resident Muscovy duck Mom now has twelve new little ducklings to care for! She is seen swimming with these cuties in the pasture pond. Muscovy ducks are omnivorous, feeding on worms, insects, fish and reptiles. They also forage for larvae and pupae usually found under rocks, aquatic animals, snails and crabs. They also eat a variety of plant material, including weed, leaves, stems, seeds and roots, obtained by grazing or dabbling in shallow water. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles_ H & M.. Watching Their Beauty & Majesty~And A Nap & A Pellet 03-24-20

3/24/2020

wskrsnwings Harriet and M15 stayed in the pasture area during my whole visit today. It was wonderful watching their beauty & majesty for 3 hours. They preened, watched their area and vocalized. I did see M15 'snoozing' on one of the snags and cast a HUGE pellet. Hatching time is getting closer... come on eggies! 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....

Sunday 03/22/2020 SWFL Eagles.. A snack for mom, and a spa for dad..

3/23/2020

JCsEagleCottage Courtesy: Dick Pritchett Real Estate, SWFL Florida Eagle cam. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.c... Edited by Anja Edelman Anja Edelman Bald Eagle Web Cam Scaps & Videos...

SWFL Eagles~ M15 Shows Off His BROOD PATCH ?? Brings Squirrel For Harriet; Takes A Bath! 3.22.20

3/23/2020

Lady Hawk M15 flies into the nest with some roadkill squirrel which Harriet quickly claims and eats. M then flies off to the pasture pond and takes a bath - splashing around and dunking in the water. When he is finished, he will fly to the OCT and dry his wings & preen. We get a great view of his brood patch! This is the 2nd time that we have been able to see his brood patch this season. We will be on pip watch in 5 days! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles ~ Two Ospreys Flying Over The Pond! One Dives In & Catches A Fish! SLOMO! 3.21.20

3/22/2020

Lady Hawk There were two ospreys & several other birds were seen flying over the pasture pond. One osprey dives in to catch a fish and misses coming up empty taloned. The osprey circle around and a second attempt is made! Bingo! A fish is caught! In real time and slomo! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles ~ Super Cute Closeups of M15 ?? H & M Intimate Evening Discussions On the OCT! 3.17.20

3/20/2020

Lady Hawk M15 is happily incubating his eggs and gets up to take a quick break & flies to the outer attic. Zooming on the beauties - egg #3 is on the left & egg #4 on the right ?? There is a vulture seen flying in the distance beginning at 3:32. M returns to the nest and gives us some super cute photobombs as he looks up at the cam! And later towards dusk, Harriet is on the OCT when M joins her and they exchange pre-mating vocals. It looked like M was going to bond with her and then Harriet looked like she was going to give M her foot - but both changed their minds lol Harriet flies to the nest (in slomo!) and then M will follow and perch in the upper branches for the night. One day closer to pip watch! 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles_ Incubating & Protecting On The First Day Of Spring 03-19-20

3/19/2020

wskrsnwings M15 exchanged nest duties with Harriet early on this 1st day of spring morning. Harriet perched in the nest tree and pond snag before flying to the power poles to watch their territory. She was watchful before flying NW and did a flyabout over the stables early on. She later flew to one of the live pine trees behind the shopping center watchful of the nest area and to the south and SE. A Red-bellied woodpecker visited a pasture snag and a crow pestered Harriet. 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~ Softshell Turtle Lays Eggs On Pond Bank! Snowy Egrets Watch! Anhinga Photobombs 3.16.20

3/17/2020

Lady Hawk An anhinga is seen swimming and comes ashore and heads up to the pylon and dries off its wing in the sunshine! Over across the pond, several snowy egrets are enjoying the water as a softshell turtle is on the bank laying her eggs in the sand. Watch her cover the eggs & bury them in the sand. The babies will hatch after an average incubation period of 60 to 80 days, depending on the temperature. Young soft-shelled turtles are between 1 and 1½ inches long at hatching, and they can live off their attached yolk for up to two weeks. Softshell turtles reach massive sizes, with adult females sometimes measuring two feet across the carapace (top of the shell); males are usually much smaller than females. Female turtles lay 10-30 eggs in neatly excavated holes in sandy areas near the water's edge. Last season, we saw a softshell turtle lay her eggs in the sand but unfortunately so did the ravens. As soon as the female returned to the water, the ravens uncovered and ate her eggs. Hopefully this year that will not happen. 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. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm...

SWFL Eagles_ Early Exchange~M15 Incubates With Harriet Watchful On The Tall Pole & Snag 03-17-20

3/17/2020

wskrsnwings H & M exchanged incubation duties at 7AM. Harriet perched briefly above the nest before flying to the poles. She returned to a west pasture snag after 9AM, watchful of the area before flying off again to the NW. On a short flight to the pasture snag, M15 got to stretch his wings and relieve himself. We are over halfway to hatches (egg #1 will be 35 days 3/28 and egg #2 will be 35 days 3/31). 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....