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Eaglets named

By Staff | Jan 22, 2013

A pair of eaglets drawing attention on a local Web cam have been named.

The votes have been tallied and, with more than 3,500 votes, the eaglets nicknamed E1 and E2 will be officially named Hope and Honor respectively as America’s symbol of freedom and the national bird – a great reminder of what we stand for today and everyday.

In a close second, were Freedom and Liberty then Ricky and David.

The full voting numbers can be found at www.facebook.com/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam

Since its inception in September 2012, the Southwest Florida “Eagle Cam” in North Fort Myers off Bayshore Road has received more than five million views from over 150 different countries worldwide. Through the lens of a live streaming camera the world has watched over the past five months as the adult eagles, nicknamed Harriet and Ozzie, lay, hatch and raise their young. From the time the eaglets were hatched in the first few days of 2013 the live stream has averaged over 190,000 views a day.

History of the Adult Eagles

Harriet and Ozzie have been calling North Fort Myers their winter home for over twenty years and reside in the nest between the months of October and April. This active pair of birds have been laying eggs and raising fledgling eagles for the past several years.

About the Camera

To preserve the natural habitat of the eagles, the camera is positioned six feet above the nest and is attached to a tree limb, using no screws or nails. The noiseless camera also uses night vision. This feature allows the camera to see at night without disturbing the eagles. The camera streams live video and can be viewed at www.dickpritchettrealestate.com . The camera was launched in September of 2012.

About Dick Pritchett Real Estate

Founded in 1950 by Richard H. (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. Calling Southwest Florida home, Dick Pritchett Real Estate strives to provide customers with top notch service by helping clients find the location that best suits their current and future needs. For more information, visit our website at www.dickpritchettrealestate.com.