Saturday, March 18, 2017

Eagles

A family of eagles nests on the North Fort Myers property of Dick Pritchett Real Estate.
For four and a half years, Pritchett has focused a webcam on the eagle nest during breeding season.
Harriet (mother) and M15 (father) mated and produced two eggs this year.  One hatched and produced E9.  Five days ago E9 fell out of its nest, an "accidental fledging."  He survived.
Yesterday I went up there, to see how they are all doing.


One of the parents sat in a dead tree not far from the nest.  
I can't tell the difference between Harriet and M15, but there is a key here.


After a while, the two adult eagles flew off and returned to the nest.  One waited here.


  E9 sat at the top of another dead tree.  After a while, he flew to the nest.




Here is the arrival.


Pritchett Real Estate deserves a lot of credit for maintaining their webcam.  As they say, the best place to see the eagles is back home in front of your computer, but I wanted to see them for myself.

11 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Great reporting and nice photos. The top shot is a top shot.

Lois said...

Wonderful shots Jack! I've been watching this eagle cam for several years and I love it. I still miss Ozzie though.

Kate said...

Lois is an eagle fan apparently and your photos are a joy to see.

William Kendall said...

They are such beautiful, distinctive birds.

Sharon Anck said...

Fantastic images Jack! Thanks for going out there and getting these shots to share.

RedPat said...

I love their nest, Jack! Great shots!

jennyfreckles said...

What a wonderful thing to witness. Good to have the web-cam too, I suppose it's less intrusive than lots of folks actually watching.

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, you got several excellent photos of the eagles in action. How dramatic to have E9 fall out of the nest, survive, and then fly back to it. I am glad you went to see for yourself, and took your camera so the rest of us could see too.

Linda said...

Lovely to see! Lately other photographers have posted photos of eagles and it is great to see them.

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful photos of these beuatiful birds, Jack !

Kay said...

I've followed E9 on the webcam for a couple of months but typically don't remember to check in until after dark. It's nice to see them all in daylight - and to see the "little one" in flight. That's quite a sight. Nice shots!