The Southwest Florida eagle cam may be down but there’s a new season coming! Harriet and M15 have been very busy after taking care of their eaglet E9 and teaching him or her how to live the successful life of a bald eagle. After E9 finally fledged and the nest was left bare, Dick Pritchett (who operates the SWFL eagle cam) stopped the live stream. Season 6 of the SWFL eagle cam will begin live streaming on October 1, 2017.
Thanks to YouTube user Wskrsnwings we can be sure that a new season is underway with plenty of excitement to come. September is a good month for spotting bald eagle activity here in Florida and Harriet and M15 have not given a reason to disappoint.
Hurricane Irma caused a scare but fortunately, the nesting tree survived. Thanks to Wskrsnwings (Vicki) who faithfully visits the site, we have new video of Harriet and M15 building their nest (nestorations), and those following the birds are thrilled.
You can see the latest video captured by Wskrsnwings, where Harriet and M15 added 12 new sticks to their nest below.
The official Southwest Florida Eagle Cam shared an announcement on Facebook announcing the return of the live eagle cam.
YouTube user Mike Cecil also stopped by the nesting tree in Fort Meyers and captured amazing footage of Harriet and M15 in their tree.
Mike also captured footage showing Hurricane Irma’s wrath and some of the trees that were lost on Pritchett’s property.
Seeing the damage and the old trees that toppled over makes you appreciate how their nesting tree is still standing tall and that they have defied the odds to prepare for season six.
Are you looking forward to the next season for Harriet and M15? Do you miss E9 or even E8? How long have you watched the Southwest Florida eagles?
Here’s hoping there won’t be any more hurricanes to threaten their Florida home. Hurricane season officially ends on November 30, 2017.
Are you excited to see Harriet and M15 rebuilding their nest?