Bald Eagle Family Nest Cam

Bald Eagle Family

The whole family

This live stream features 2 adult bald eagles, Ozzie and Harriet, and their nest with two recently-born baby chicks. Right now, the chicks don’t have official names, they are referred to as E3 and E4. These eagles have been coming to this nest since 2006. Bald eagles mate for life and usually return to the same nesting ground. After monitoring the nest and the eagles for a few years, the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Foundation installed the camera at the nest in the year 2012.

Bald eagles are known for being very sensitive to humans, especially while nesting. The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Foundation has made sure that the cameras do not interfere with the eagles. One camera is mounted six feet about the nest. One of the greatest things about this camera is that it is equipped with an infrared night vision lens, which allows the camera to stream for 24 hours without disturbing the eagles. The second camera is located 100 feet from the nest and can capture activity occurring outside of the scope of the first camera. Both cameras are environmentally friendly and non-intrusive.

Ozzie and Harriet’s nest is very close to the Caloosahatchee River, which is their primary hunting ground and source of food. Bald Eagles usually eat fish from the river such as mullet, catfish, red fish, snook, and gar. Sometimes they have been known to eat small rodents as well. While the Bald Eagle was once an endangered species, the population has rebounded and was officially removed from the list in 1995. Ozzie and Harriet’s nest and chicks have been monitored since 2007. See below for a chart on the hatchlings.

We know it can be hard to tell these eagles apart so we have provided a list of differences. Let us know if you see Ozzie or Harriet more at the nest!

Harriet (Female)
• Much larger than Ozzie
• Inverted V in front neck ruffles
• Dark circles around eyes
• Thick/larger beak, larger gape
• Black speckles high on tail
• Dark heart shape on head, back right
• Has a Longer middle talon than O

Ozzie (Male)
• Slimmer head
• Smaller than Harriet
• Interspersed sprinkles of white on right back shoulder
• Inverted V above beak, brow line

Support the Bald Eagle Webcam

To learn more about, or to support this cam, please visit the homepage of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Foundation. On their site, you can also learn how you can visit this beautiful family if you’re in the area!

Category: Bird Webcams
  • Julie Lendal

    It’s so hard watching the smallest chick not getting any food and being pecked at all the time :( wonder if s/he’ll survive…

  • Kathy Sharpe

    I Know Poor thing

  • Jackie Varner

    Awwwww the one baby jus died a lil bit ago I think cuz it hasn’t moved and the other chick just walked over it n it didn’t move Poor lil baby :’-(

  • elise

    yesterday around noontime I noticed the baby under it’s mother being shaded and when she moved away the bigger eaglet never moved again.I believe in the morning Feb. 2, I had seen both babies alive.I thought the little one would be gone not the bigger one but having raised birds mother nature does her own thing.Last night I tried to ask what had happened but was unable to communicate with the ones who saw what actually happened if indeed it was a tangible action.

  • Marlene Holt

    The baby died during the night during the rain storm. It was moving when the rain started, but when the storm was over it didn’t move any more.

  • elise

    Thank you so very much for the accurate information.I have spent so much time with the little eaglets that I felt like I had not done my job of observer properly.I did notice the bigger guy was sleeping more but I attributed that to feather production. I wonder what the cause of death was .I’m curious.It seems very hot at times and the food is dessicated have the time they were fed.Maybe dehydration.

  • Jackie Varner

    Aww oh noo poor lil guy:-( thanks fir lettin me know I clicked las nite n saw em doin ok but earlier this mornin came out to smoke n have my coffee n watch the lil guys n he wasn movin…did get to c mama tho n she kept pikin at the baby im sure she was shocked to…

  • Jackie Varner

    Watchn feedin time ha so cute how mama takes a bite n gives it to baby this is indeed my fave cam

  • Jackie Varner

    Looks like shes tryin to get the deceased baby out of the nest poor mama

  • Nancy-Indiana

    Been watching this family for about 3 weeks now and its been a lot of fun, its like your in the nest with them.
    I too noticed a couple of days ago the larger baby wasn’t eating as much as I’ve seen in the days before, keeping to itself on the edge of the nest ( at times I was afraid it would fall over the edge.) The younger baby wasn’t getting as much food as the larger one then.
    But yesterday I saw the larger baby still in the middle of the nest just just as it was the night before, no breathing. Dad started plucking feathers from it today, thought he was going to eat it but stopped. Then he was trying to cover it up with the bedding. What could he be thinking?
    Suppose instinct takes over in these situations.
    I believe it was the weather that caught up to the older baby. Many a cold and rainy night. Mother Nature can be hateful. Hope the family does something before the baby starts to decay.

    Love to watch ,best cam ever.

  • Jackie Varner

    Ohh ok so its been dad in the nest then most of the time today? Couldn tell yet im 2 days new to this cam n just found the site then to..I feel so bad for them seems like dad doesnt know what to do like I said n my earlier post it seemed as tho he was tryin to pull the baby over the edge but just couldn’t bring himself to do it so he pushed the babe bak again..n now as I watch the other babe is snugglin up to its sibling to keep warm it seems.. soo sad :’-(

  • Jackie Varner

    One more thing hey liveanimals.tv cant yall put that advertisement up in the corner so we can c better plz thanks just a suggestion

  • nancy-indiana

    Dad is smaller than mom as in most birds and usually the male bird (cant tell with the eagles) is also more colorful than the females. Thats so the female can’t be seen by predators as well.
    Nice talkin to someone besides myself.

  • nancy-indiana

    Weather in Indiana. HMMMMMMMMMM. Waiting patiently for Spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.liveanimals.tv/ LiveAnimals.tv

    I wish we could! Unfortunately, this cam isn’t on our servers (the ones that are have no advertisements) and the organization that sponsors it has placed them there :(.

  • http://www.liveanimals.tv/ LiveAnimals.tv

    So true. Mother Nature can be hateful and beautiful as well. :(

  • http://www.liveanimals.tv/ LiveAnimals.tv

    Thank you for the update. That’s so very sad, brings a tear to my eye. One of their babies died last year as well.

  • nancy-indiana

    thing that is annoying, is that you have to sign in every x you want to comment! could it be a spam thing????????? Everyone always tryin to get your info.

  • nancy-indiana

    And why are these comments in scattered order?

  • Jackie Varner

    Lol no problem its cool to b able to talk to sumone else also thats been watchn em for awhile..so did u get to c from start to finish with the laying of the eggs and now the babys? Omg I totally agree with you on the weather thing we r in wv the tip top to b exact lol n its like one day its 30 the next its -30 n then 50 now bak to 25 haha na snow storm tomorrow wth is up mother nature lol n oh I dont have to sign n everytime wonder why u do Indiana? Dont think spam but who knows ha I jus love the fact that I can watch this with my boys 8 n 10 they r mesmerized by these beautiful birds love em :-)

  • Jackie Varner

    Aww well thats to bad :( cuz itd b alot better right above where its at now u know? Thanks for the quick response :-)

  • nancy-indiana

    No I didn’t see the eggs hatching, would have been nice. not sure how old they were about 3 weeks ago. Small baby was so left out then now look what has happened.
    Gettin any snow in your future?

    Think I have to sign in every time because i come in as a guest.

  • nancy-indiana

    why dont you get an ad block its free?

  • Jackie Varner

    Omg how cute!! Daddys back with breakfast lol gmornin baby n papa this is amazing I love this cam!

  • Jackie Varner

    Omg really? Thats horrible poor oz n harriet wonder why they r dying?

  • beverly

    so sad to here that you lost one.

  • beverly

    I have been watching them for o week now and tolding enjoy watching

  • Jackie Varner

    So just fir my sanity me n my kids call the lil babe nova lol they kept askin if they could name him cuz they couldn remember e3 or e4 haha so I told them well its not our place to name him online but in our house we can give him a meaningful name so it was between spirit..cuz he has alot of it lol n nova.. cuz he seems to look up at the stars alot..so nova it is…hope u guys arent offended srry but I bet u all have ur own lil pet name for him/her huh? So lets hear em im curious n itll at least b sumthn to talk about haha…so n e ways I c mom or dad moved the dead babe over towards the left of the nest now..I dont think they can bring themselves to push him out do u?.. n I also read that theres another cam on this family? How do I find or c it?

  • SMK

    how often does mom or dad eagle return. I’ve been watching a pretty good while with not sight of them

  • Aima Watt Chen Yu

    I only see one baby.. ?

  • SMK

    other one died apparently

  • SMK

    seagull for breakfast today. this is an amazing camera view.

  • Dave and Dot in OHIO

    how long before E4 fly’s?

  • nancy-indiana

    hey little guy theres a big meal right beside you, mom and dad left it there so you can learn to eat on your own.

  • nancy-indiana

    come on jr. rip into that fat fish!

  • nancy-indiana

    get off the fish jr.its not a stool.

  • nancy-indiana

    come on mom tear the fish open and leave it . Jr will figure it out.

  • nancy-indiana

    Jr needs a hug

  • Dave and Dot in OHIO

    is mama trying to teach E4 to eat on its own today?

  • nancy-indiana

    mom shading jr, cooler now.

  • nancy-indiana

    mom getting annoyed with jr.

  • nancy-indiana

    and wheres Dad anyway???

  • nancy-indiana

    Don’t know how jr can go so long without water .

  • nancy-indiana

    you can hear the flies on the audio. eat the fish or get rid of.

  • nancy-indiana

    Come on dad give mom a break!

  • Dave and Dot in OHIO

    glad to see dad feed the fish today. E4 will learn soon to feed alone.

  • nancy-indiana

    someone needs to do some house cleaning.

  • nancy-indiana

    Jr. is just worn out. Worked hard today.

  • nancy-indiana

    morning Jr. Waiting for breakfast?

  • nancy-indiana

    Jr practicing flapping wings. Wants to get out of that nest think he’s curious and bored.
    He wants to “Fly like an eagle to the sea, fly like an eagle let my spirit carry me”.

  • nancy-indiana

    Do some housekeeping Jr. Too many obstacles to dodge.

  • nancy-indiana

    Quiet time big guy! See u in the morning.

  • nancy-indiana

    what happened to the live cam?

  • Shawn Nordhoff

    Yeah what happened to the live cam?

  • Bears

    Thre was a bad storm last night in FL, hope everything is Ok

  • Petie

    Did the camera survive the storm?

  • Petie

    Glad to see the camera back on. Looks like baby has a food. Finding his wings a bit heavy. Does he/she have a name?

  • Sherri Roberts

    Where’s mam?

  • Jackie Varner

    Omg hes gotten soo big! Havent been watchn for awhile had stuff to take care of aww hes so friggin cute!!!

  • Jackie Varner

    I c the sponsor made his advertisement smaller it looks like? Thanks for that now we can c the whole nest!

  • beverly

    where does he or she go when they leave the nest?

  • beverly

    when does he or she start eating on his own?

  • Karen

    Cold, wet and windy. God bless this baby eagle!

  • April Craven

    Where are mom and dad?

  • Jennifer Sherman (*>

    Golden Eagle?

  • Cher Edds

    bald eagles, the babe is dark still. watch enuf you’ll see M & D come to feed lone surviving babe

  • Cher Edds

    Got to video tape O. & H. (mom & dad), feeding the “baby”.She brought some furry, black animal for lunch, & dad swooped in w/the catch of the day. Mom made sure Jr. didn’t get to them both. SHE DISTRIBUTED it wisely.

  • Marlene Holt

    Has the baby left the nest? I saw dad bring a fish to the next, then mom quickly ate it. No sign of the baby……………

  • Marlene Holt

    Glad to see the baby is back…….