When Was the Eagle Cam in North Fort Myers Started?


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The eagle cam in North Ft Myers, FL, started showing a pair of bald eagles, Ozzie and Harriet, in October 2012. The camera feed is hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, and live streams the eagles in their natural habitat.

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The adult bald eagles, Ozzie and Harriet, have been nesting in this Slash Pine tree in North Ft Myers since 2006. They live in the nest each nesting season, which runs from October to April. Dick Pritchett Real Estate along with the Pritchett family, created the Southwest Florida Eagle cam foundation to fund the cameras and provide education to the public about eagles. Four of the Pritchett siblings continue to monitor and live stream the two cameras.

The eagle cam first showed the expansion of Ozzie and Harriet's family when Harriet laid eggs on November 26 and 29, 2012. The cameras continued to stream their lives as the two eaglets hatched out of their eggs, grew, learned to fly and left the nest in March 2013.

In October 2013, Ozzie and Harriet returned to the nest and their viewing public. Harriet again laid two eggs in November that hatched in December. Tragedy struck in January 2014, when one of the baby eaglets passed away. The other eaglet matured and left the nest in April, 2014.

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