Those who follow SDP regularly know that I love American bald eagles and I've been following a pair in Sarasota who nest in a cell tower in the city limits. Well, a friend from Pennsylvania who was visiting Sanibel recently told me about a nest in North Ft. Myers. I had great success when I checked it out yesterday. I met a local eagle nest watcher who told me this couple, Ozzie & Harriet, have been nesting here for 20 years. They're located off a busy road in a pine tree within a horse paddock. In this pic, you can see one in the upper right hand corner and you can also see a webcam just above the nest. The camera provides a live feed 24/7, which is very cool. Click here to watch the eagle cam. The happy couple has two eggs in the nest which are expected to hatch soon. Last night, I watched one of the parents gently rotate the eggs. And, this morning, one was sitting on the eggs while the other landed with a fresh fish for breakfast.
Note about the Sarasota eagles (aka: The Eddies): Recently, I've seen one eagle several times near last year's nest. But, last Friday, I saw two workmen climbing down their cell tower, which was quite disconcerting to see. I'm not sure if the eagles had nested or were going to do so. I hope they return.