Monday, January 16, 2017

GUILTY PLEASURE...SOUTH FLORDIA EAGLES

Have any of you been watching the South Eagle family on their live cams??? Ever since Lena told of it on her blog, I have been obsessed viewing it everyday, and long periods of time on days off. The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam is a website featuring live streaming webcams trained on a bald eagle nest, which sits 60 feet above the ground. The live streaming website shows the parent eagles, Harriet and M15. This year the two eggs they laid, only one hatched, and the second hatched on December 31. A new year baby.E9 is the baby eaglet, and I can't believe how big he is already. E9 seems to be getting very active already, but he makes me very nervous when he gets close to the nest rails near the edge. I understand though the parents keep a very watchful eye, and the eaglets have a inborn fear of height till they fledge. They are swell parents and I have learned a lot from the site and their online moderators who try to answer every question. They are even now streaming in schools for children to watch. Plus the cans run 24 hours, so they have night vision as well.

The live webcam was set up by the landowner's company, Dick Pritchett Real Estate, to observe the eagles in their natural habitat in hopes of providing an educational and learning experience. And I thank them for this unique experience.

10 comments:

  1. We have eagle cams up here in Canada too.

    Let's all do our part to protect Nature and learn more.

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  2. Ok. I have heard of these cams but never saw one. I clicked the link and have now watched for almost 30 minutes. Amazing yo see.........

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  3. I'm so glad you are enjoying the Eagle family. They are so cute. And yes, they can be addicting to watch.

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  4. Oh yes!!!!! I have been watching ever since you mentioned very briefly in another post. It is,quite addictive to watch, but amazing to see. I never knew eagles were such good parents and protective.

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  5. the feather detail on pix #5...and you can see how sharp their beaks and talons are.

    "meet me at the eagle!"

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  6. OMG. I'll not get anything done for watching the eagles...

    Hugs!

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  7. Did that big feathery chick really emerge from that tiny egg? How did it ever fit inside that thing? But I'm glad Mother Eagle didn't have to lay something the size of a tennis ball!

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