Eagles Harriet, M15’s eggs safe after possible owl attack at nest in North Fort Myers

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Credit: Desiree Deliz via SWFL Eagle Cam Twitter account.

According to the SWFL Eagle Cam Twitter account, Monday, Harriet, male eagle M15 and their two eggs were unharmed during a possible owl attack at their nest in North Fort Myers.

A video shared by the SWFL Eagle Cam and “Lady Hawk” showed what appeared to be a possible owl strike close to 1:45 a.m.

According to the description shared by “Lady Hawk,” “M15 is on the outer attic branch when an owl appears to knock him off the branch. He suddenly falls onto a lower branch while Harriet sounds distress vocals … It makes sense that it was an owl strike. Thankfully M is [OK] and is back on the outer attic keeping watch over Harriet.”

The SWFL Eagle Cam tweeted, “H & M continue to work in perfect harmony as we close in on the incubation period. Even with last night’s owl attack, they are unstoppable!”

We last reported Harriet had laid a new egg in the middle of this past December. On the Dick Pritchett Real Estate website, countdown for the hatching of both eggs is at at less than two weeks — “Egg 1” with 8 days, “Egg 2” with 11 days.

Watch the video below of the possible owl attack of the eagle nest or on YouTube:

Watch the live SWFL Eagle Cam below or on the Dick Pritchett Real Estate website:

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