E8 was taken to the CROW clinic for treatment and released back to the nest 3 days later.The young eaglets continued to thrive and develop into juvenile eagles, fledging the nest on April 16th (E7) and May 3th (E8).Even setting a record for the earliest fledge when accidentally fledging on March 14th at .Making a triumphant return to the nest after its accidental fledge, E9 learned all the fundamentals of survival from Harriet & M and was last seen in the nest area on May 2.But as the nest started to deteriorate, the eagles were attacked by an owl on May 7.E7 returned the next day, E8 did not & feared dead.
Luckily, Harriet & M returned to the area and got to work in September and the nest was in great shape for the laying of their two eggs in November.Each season brings many smiles, laughs and even some tears.We hope you will tune in to watch these special raptors and fall in love with them like we have. (Dick) Pritchett Jr., Dick Pritchett Real Estate has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years.Specializing in commercial, industrial and residential lots, Dick Pritchett Real Estate is a family owned and operated company that helps clients with every aspect of buying or selling real estate.Pursuant to state and federal law it is illegal to "take, feed, disturb, possess, sell, purchase or barter, or attempt to engage in any such conduct, any bald eagle or parts thereof, or their nests or eggs.The eagles do not see any light and remain undisturbed.SWFEC has worked with wildlife officials and local biologists to insure the eagle’s safety and will not interfere or intervene with any natural events in the nest.Ozzie and Harriett returned to the nest in October and laid two eggs in November. On March 17, 2015, Ozzie was found by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials and taken to the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.The first egg (E5) was laid November 19 and hatched (37 days) Dec. The 2nd egg (E6) was laid November 22 and hatched (35 days) Dec. (CROW) for evaluation after showing signs of disorientation and injury.(1st egg: December 19 at pm; 2nd egg: December 22 at pm).Both successfully hatched eaglets (E7 hatched January 26 at am (day 38); E8 hatched January 27 at pm (day 36)) and spending the first few weeks of life developing on schedule. 9, E8 had to be cut free from the nest after getting monofilament fishing line wrapped around its leg and foot cutting off circulation and causing swelling.