America is glued today to the live video of an eagle’s nest in Florida, where momma and poppa eagles are keeping close watch over two of their baby eggs.
The beautiful birds are stunning to watch, and knowing babies could be along at any moment makes the stream all the more compelling.
The nest is in the wild, these eagles are in no way protected by man. That’s why they’ve put a disclaimer on the feed:
“Eagles are wild birds and anything can happen in the wild. 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.”
So anything could happen – maybe a snake will slither in and eat the eggs for a snack. Who knows? There’s only one way to find out – and that’s to watch.
A people are watching. At last check there were nearly 30,000 live concurrent viewers and holding steady.
The unpredictability of the wild makes it a fascinating feed to watch, even when the majestic bird is sleeping.
The camera is provided by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, and they posted some background to the camera.
The 2016-2017 season is the fifth season Dick Pritchett Real Estate has provided the live look into this Southwest Florida nest. This season we will again catch all the action using three cameras that film the birds 24/7 and stream live video directly to this site.
Camera #1 is positioned six feet above the nesting tree and is equipped with night vision or infrared light, which emits no actual light. Nor does it make any noise. The birds do not see or hear anything coming from the camera. Camera #2 is located approximately 60 feet from the nest and has the ability to capture images of the nest action outside the view of Camera #1. (See diagram right for picture of cam locations) Both cameras are environmentally friendly, non-intrusive and positioned to offer the best view of the nest and birds while preserving the pristine beauty of the nest and their surroundings.
There are several other social media pages and websites that regularly chronicle the daily lives of eagles. It’s almost like there’s this crop of animal reality TV shows popping up – like this one: