Eagle Videos

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Delivers Wet Grasses ~ SMEARS Egg #1 With Muddy Talons! 12.9.19

12/11/2019

Lady Hawk M flies in to the nest delivering a huge clump of wet grasses! He must have really had to dig to get this nice contribution for the nest! To see how big this delivery really is I put it in slo mo! Harriet is on the eggs and starts to help him spread it around - softly vocalizing the whole time (360 cam). From the nest cam view, we see Harriet get up and M comes over to roll the eggs and he has muddy talons! He reaches up to roll egg #1 and smears the shell. Thanks Dad - you just gave us a great way to identity the eggs - for now!! Harriet flies to the OCT and does some early morning preening while M is happy and content to be having his time on the eggs! Thank you for watching!! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ H & M Take Their First Incubation Breaks In The Pasture 12-10-19

12/10/2019

wskrsnwings Perhaps the foggy start to the morning kept H & M taking their incubation breaks in the pasture. Both took turns perching, preening and watching the area from a pasture snag. M15 continued his break balancing on a very tall Norfolk pine near the west pasture. The eggs are getting closer to hatching....

SWFL Eagles ~ Our FIRST LOOK AT M15's BROOD PATCH ?? Bath & Amazing Closeups 12.9.19

12/10/2019

Lady Hawk This is so exciting to see M's brood patch for the first time this season!! He flies down to the pond and takes a bath - going in and out of the water, dunking and splashing around. When finished he flies to the CSPS and then to the nest tree to dry his wings! Amazing zooming & closeups of Dad all wet on the attic branch with the lavender skies highlighting him! He does some preening then flies up higher to the upper branches and reveals his brood patch! He has a very substantial looking featherless patch - looks to the about the same size as Harriet's! Optimal temperature, aka the zone of hatching potential: 84.5° to 104.9°F or 35 to 40.5°C. The American Eagle Foundation lists this temperature as 99° for bald eagle eggs incubated in an artificially controlled environment. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Queen Harriet's BEAUTIFUL Brood Patch! Egg Views & Fish Lunch 12.9.19

12/10/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet is incubating the eggs when M flies in with a partial fish! Harriet vocalizes her excitement and gets up to eat her lunch! Multi cam views of the delivery. While she is eating, we get some excellent views of the eggs - you will see egg #1 on top with the mud smear on the shell and egg #2 on the bottom for easy identification purposes for now :) Harriet flies off to the pond to take a bath and then is seen on the OCT drying her wings. While preening, her brood patch is visible! A brood patch is a featherless patch on the underside of an eagle that is well supplied with blood vessels at the surface so there is excellent heat transfer and warmth provided for incubation. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Wants To Incubate! ?? Harriet Ends Up Pushing Him Off Eggs! 12.8.19

12/9/2019

Lady Hawk We all know how much M wants to incubate - early this morning while it was still dark, he drops to the nest and startles Harriet awake. He wants his egg time.?? Harriet is vocal at him but she gets up and goes to the attic. M settles happily on the eggs! After about 40 minutes, Harriet returns to the nest to take over but M does not want to get up! Harriet goes over to him and nudges and pushes him off the eggs! M will go back to the attic to wait for sunrise and another opportunity to be taking care of his eggies. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Brings In Opossum Tail Snack! ?? Harriet Swallows The Tail Whole! Multi Cam Views

12/6/2019

Lady Hawk Coverage from 11.26.19 ~ M flies in with a opossum tail snack for Harriet and she screams in delight as she claims her food gift! She takes it over to the side of the nest and swallows the tail whole! Views from cam 2 & 360 cam & cam1. When Harriet is eating the tail, we have great views of the eggs! She flies to the attic and then back to the nest. Gorgeous closeups of her on the nest! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet EXTREME Closeups Beak, Tongue Barbs (Rear Directed Papillae) Glottis & Tail!

12/6/2019

Lady Hawk This is an educational video I created for students and eagle lovers who wish to learn about some of the anatomy of the bald eagle. Harriet is incubating her eggs - it is a warm day in SW Florida and she is panting to cool off. We get to see amazing closeups of her tongue barbs also called rear-directed papillae, her glottis (hole in the back of her throat) and her tail rectrices & coverts. The tongue of a bald eagle is extremely sensitive and filled with tactile sensory corpuscles. Notice the backward facing tongue barbs and the hole in the back of his throat known as the glottis. The tongue barbs are also called "rear directed papillae" and aid in the swallowing of food. The hole in the tongue is the “glottis” which is the entrance to the larynx and trachea which is known as the windpipe. The glottis closes during swallowing. These actions help prevent choking when swallowing large pieces of prey. Tail feathers (rectrices) and their coverts function in flight. They serve as a rudder and stabilize flight movement. To learn more about the tongue barbs here is an excellent article written by John Howe Raptor Resource Project: https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2018/04/bald-eagle-tongues.html Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ Harriet Really Preens & "Lubricates" Her Feathers While M Incubates 12-05-19

12/5/2019

wskrsnwings M15 returned to the nest tree early this am to switch incubation duties with Harriet. H spent most of her break time preening and spreading oil from her uropygial gland all over her feathers. See explanation of the uropygial gland further down in this description. The crows pestered H as she preened and M decided he needed a break. So H returned to incubating when M flew to a snag briefly before flying west. Preening is the process by which birds personally groom, smooth and care for their feathers with their beak or bill. It involves three different actions, stroking, wiping and nibbling. The act of preening returns the feathers to their correct position and reattaches the barbs that separate (called zipping). The bird will also wipe the feathers with their beak - pressing the feathers together and working it into the feathers, spreading the oil they squeeze from the urophygial gland. Bald eagles have an oil gland at the base of their tail called the uropygial gland. The eagle will extract oil by squeezing the gland. While this oil doesn’t actually waterproof the feathers, it does condition the feathers and makes them subtle so the tiny barbs will form the tight bond of the feather which helps keep the water out. The oil cleans and also helps to deter feather parasites & destructive bacteria. The oils from the preen gland help the feathers stay shiny and resist ultra violet radiation from the sun. (As a side note, the oil contains vitamin D and is converted through ultraviolet exposure from the sun into vitamin D3, which the bird ingests when preening.) Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles ~ AWESOME M15 ~ Flight To Pond To Join Harriet Taking A Bath! CLOSEUPS & SLOMO! 12.4.19

12/5/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet flies down to the pond and takes a bath -having fun dunking under the water and doing her wing dips. Awesome closeups of her bathing! At 8:30 you see a shadow from a horse reflected in the water as she is bathing! Very cool! M flies to the pond and lands on the bank and joins Harriet with an awesome slomo fly in beginning at 9:31. He watches her dunk under the water before flying off back to the nest. Harriet finishes her bath and flies off to dry her wings. Harriet preens on the outer attic branch and M happily incubates the eggies. She returns to the nest for the evening COG and we have a nice view of the eggs at 14:22. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

Wed 12/04/2019.. SWFL Eagles.. M15 casting a pallet while incubating the eggs..

12/5/2019

JCsEagleCottage Courtesy of Dick Pritchett Real Estate, SWFL Florida Eagle cam.. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.c... Edited by Anja Edelman...

SWFL Eagle~ Marty the Muscovy Duck Checks Out Dad At Pond ~ Bird Poop On H & M! Evening Sweetness ?

12/5/2019

Lady Hawk M flies down to the pond to get a drink and his friend Marty the Muscovy duck comes by to say hello!! ???? M didn't feel like a bath so he flies off to the CSPS then back to the nest. M is a manly man and shows off his feather bling on his beak at 4:09 and at 5:41 a little bird left him a gift on the top of his head! Harriet was not left out and also is sporting the gift at 7:40! lol We have some nice closeups of M beginning at 8:49 as he watches Harriet incubate the eggs. And a little later he is incubating the eggs when Harriet comes back at dusk to take the night shift and she sweetly stands on the edge of the nest and he looks up at her at 14:31!! Precious!! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ H & M "Sleep In" And Perch & Preen ~ The Pasture Birds Entertain Us 12-03-19

12/3/2019

wskrsnwings M15 & Harriet appeared to "sleep in" this morning as they tucked their heads between their wings, well deserved as each night has them on high alert for owls & eagles in their territory. Both perched and preened in the trees in the pasture and nearby 'lookout' spots. The pasture birds were amazingly active today. The murmuration of Starlings arriving in the pasture seemed to wake H & M up. Murmuration is the phenomenon that results when numerous starlings flock together & fly together in whirling, ever-changing patterns through the sky. https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-murmuration The Red-bellied Woodpecker and Blue Jay 'met' at the fence, the Red-shouldered Hawk shared the pasture with a Cooper's Hawk and several Great Blue Herons flew over the pasture. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

SWFL Eagles ~ OWL * KNOCKS* M15 Off Branch AGAIN! M Gives Chase & Protects Harriet 12.2.19

12/3/2019

Lady Hawk The Great Horned owl is relentless and attacks M15 tonight - knocking him off the attic branch. M flies around and is seen chasing the owl past the church before coming back to the attic. In regular time and slo mo and I added a zoom to see the 360 cam better! From cam 1 you will see M fly down on the left hand side at 2:13 (in regular time and slo mo) as Harriet is startled awake! M is watchful for more owl strikes and comes down to the nest to see Harriet and make sure she is okay. It is so sweet to see him standing on the side of the nest! If she would have let him, he might have incubated the eggs. He then returns to the attic so to stand guard. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles~ Awesome M15 On Snag! DOUBLE TALON Grass Delivery! Changing of Guard & Egg Views 12.2.19

12/3/2019

Lady Hawk It is another great day at the nest with Harriet & M taking turns incubating the eggs and making sure they are rolled! M is on the eggs and he gets up and gives them a little nudge. He gets back on them and then hears something and vocalizes and flies to the snag tree. Harriet drops down and takes over while M is seen preening on the snag in the morning light! ? M will fly off the snag and return to the nest with both talons full of grasses!! Views from the 360, cam1 and 2. Harriet takes a break and M resumes incubation duties and rolling the eggs. He loves his Fatherly duties and happily waits for Harriet to return. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

Friday 11/29/2019 SWFL EAGLES.. M15 flying by with clump of grasses.. ??

11/30/2019

JCsEagleCottage Harriet is on the nest incubating the eggs when M flies in with a huge clump of grass, probably chased by an other bird.. M arrives at the nest, vocals by both. H gets up and flies to the outer branch, still upset and leaves. M down on the eggs.. Friday, Nov 29 2019, 1:43pm Courtesy of Dick Pritchett Real Estate, SWFL Florida Eagle cam.. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.c... Edited by Anja Edelman...

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Has A BLAST Taking A Bath! Look At All His Friends Join Him! Egg Views! 11.29.19

11/30/2019

Lady Hawk M flies down to the pasture pond and all the little birds at the water's edge take off suddenly! M wades into the water to take a bath and his friends return to keep him company! lol He has a good time dunking under the water - even being watched! :) Views of the eggies when Harriet gets up to arrange the pine needles that M brought in! And later, M is on the outer attic at nightfall keeping watch over his family while Momma Harriet is on the nest incubating. Sleep well our precious eagle family! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles ~ A Mother's Love ?? Harriet Brings In Grasses & Rolls Eggs ?? M15 Flyby SLOMO! 11.29.19

11/30/2019

Lady Hawk Harriet flies in early in the morning with some soft grasses for the nest. M is excited and can't wait to spread them!! Harriet & M spread the grass & partially covers the eggs lol M flies off and Harriet incubates takes over incubation. She will get up to aerate the nesting material and to roll the eggs - looking at them. It is too early to hear any sounds inside the eggs but she will in about 2 weeks! M flies past cam 2 with some pine needles and Harriet is quite vocal! In regular time and slomo beginning at 7:32. Harriet & M both vocalize - she will fly to the outer branches and then she takes off towards the church. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...

SWFL Eagles_ Favorite Pastimes = M Incubates & H Takes A Long Break 11-29-19

11/29/2019

wskrsnwings As we know, M15 loves to incubate the eggs and got his chance to do just that for three hours this am as Harriet took a long break perched in the nest tree and then the nearby power pole. And she likes those long breaks after incubating all night long. Harriet brought a large bunch of grasses when she returned. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises....

Thanksgiving 11-28-2019 SWFL Eagles.. M in with a stick, nice view on the eggs, H preening..

11/29/2019

JCsEagleCottage Thursday morning at 7:47am, Harriet is on the nest incubating the eggs as M comes in with a nice stick. He placed it next to Harriet who's getting up to let M taking over duties. She flies out to the outer branch for a preen and zip break.. Thursday, Nov 28 2019.. Courtesy of Dick Pritchett Real Estate, SWFL Florida Eagle cam.. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.c... Edited by Anja Edelman...

SWFL Eagles ~ PRECIOUS CARGO! Closeups Of Eggs; Muscovy Duck & M Flying At Sunset 11.27.19

11/28/2019

Lady Hawk The resident Muscovy duck is seen at the pasture pond up on a branch. Harriet gets up from incubating and we see wonderful closeups of the eggs - egg #1 on the left and egg #2 on the right. She returns to incubate her precious cargo! At 6:40 M flies past the cam with a beautiful sunset on his way to the treetop perch! In regular time & Slomo! They both have settled in for the evening - M is on the outer attic standing watch and Harriet is on the nest. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html...