FT. MYERS, Fla. - Two bald eagles, Ozzie and Harriet, are giving us quite the Christmas gift. Two eaglets have hatched. One hatched on Monday night, the other on Christmas Day.. The nest is live on the web 24 hours a day.
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The first chick hatched just before midnight on Monday.
The site also has a social media stream that is active pretty much around the clock.
abcactionnews.com viewers watched earlier this year as the two eagles nurtured and raised two other chicks named Hope and Honor.
The nest is located high up in a slash pine tree in Fort Myers. The birds do not see or hear anything coming from the camera. When it becomes dark, the camera switches over to nightvision, so there is no light shining on the nest.
The veteran eagle parents take turns incubating the two eggs laid by Harriet by maintaining a 105-degree temperature.
That is the temperature the embryos need for proper development. Harriet and Ozzie will continue to nurture their eggs until a few days before Christmas when the eggs are expected to hatch.
The eggs were laid on Nov. 17 and Nov. 20. The two eagles have been residing in their nest between October and April for over twenty years. The eagles mate for life.
Click the video player below to watch live or follow this link for the official Eagle Cam site which provides updates and complete information about the nest: http://www.ustream.tv/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam
Since its inception in September 2012, the SWFEC has received more than 19 million views from over 190 different countries worldwide.