Beloved Florida eagles Harriet, M15 now incubating 2 new eggsPosted: Updated:
Fort Myers, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida’s beloved eagles Harriet and M15 are incubating their first two eggs of the 2017 season.
Last year, the American bald eagles became internet stars when people around the world tuned in to watch a livestream from cameras perched above and around their nest in Fort Myers.
The first egg of the 2017 season was laid at 3:24 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, according to the Dick Pritchett Real Estate website, which hosts the livestream. The second egg was laid at 5:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
According to the Dick Pritchett Real Estate website, M15 had been on lookout on a branch above while Harriet was in the nest. On Thanksgiving morning, M15 dropped down to the nest from the upper branch and discovered the two eggs. He rolled the eggs, aeriated the nest bowl and then shimmied down onto the eggs for his shift incubating the eggs.
Mom Harriet and dad M15 have been taking turns incubating the egg. The average incubation period is 35 days.