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Where can you view videos from the North Fort Myers eagle cam?

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Several videos from the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, based in North Fort Myers, Florida, are archived on the website for Dick Pritchett Real Estate. As of September 2015, almost-daily videos go back to June 2015 on the real estate website. The YouTube channel designated "wskrsnwings" compiles eagle cam footage even further back. The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam allows users to watch live feeds of bald eagles during certain times of year, especially as the weather turns cooler in the fall.

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The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam started during the 2012-2013 nesting season's cooler months. A bald eagle pair known affectionately as Ozzie and Harriet started nesting in the area in 2006. The birds use the nest from October to April, so those months represent the best times to view the birds in their natural habitat. As such, the live camera feed generally runs from early fall to early spring.

Two cameras allow viewers to watch the nest 60 feet above the ground. One camera sits 6 feet above the nest and has infrared capabilities to view the eagles at night. A second camera rests 100 feet from the nest and it captures images out of range of the closer camera. Both devices remain unobtrusive, silent and environmentally friendly. The state of Florida began monitoring the birds since 2007. Raptor enthusiasts can follow the eagles on the official Facebook and Twitter pages of the project.

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