FORT MYERS, Fla. — Thousands of people are watching a live camera of an eagle nest in north Fort Myers, Fla., where one eagle egg has hatched and another is expected to hatch any time.
One of the eagle eggs started to crack Thursday. The hole pecked through the egg shell is called the external pip. The hatching process can take 24 to 48 hours.
The live stream is by Southwest Florida Eagle Cam and shows mom, Harriet, and dad, M15, feeding the hatchling and keeping the hatchling and the egg warm.
“Eagles are wild birds and anything can happen in the wild,” the website said. “The Southwest Florida Eagle Camera (SWFEC) does not interfere or intervene and allows nature to take its course. You will see life and you might see death, but this is nature at her finest.”
According to the website, two adult bald eagles, known as Ozzie and Harriet, have been coming to this nest since 2006.
Ozzie died in early fall 2015 and Harriet bonded with M15 later that season. This is their second season as a mated pair at this location.
The nest is 60 feet above the ground in a slash pine tree.