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Nature's Wonders

Livestream of eagle's nest leaves viewers around the world riveted

If they're lucky and happen to tune in at the right time, dedicated viewers of the Southwest Florida Eagle Camera will witness firsthand the miracle of birth.

Since October 2012, Dick Pritchett Real Estate in Fort Myers, Florida, has provided a 24/7 livestream of a nest belonging to a bald eagle named Harriet and her partners, Ozzie (who died in 2015) and M15 (she bonded with him after Ozzie's death). More than 16 million viewers have been enthralled by the escapades taking place in the nest, and on Saturday, thousands watched as Harriet and M15 welcomed their newest eaglet, E9. There's one more egg that could hatch at any second, and fans of the feathered family continue to watch from home, hoping to catch the eaglet's arrival.

While Dick Pritchett Real Estate is happy to provide the livestream, the company said on its website that's as far as they will go: "Eagles are wild birds, and anything can happen in the wild. The Southwest Florida Eagle Camera does not interfere or intervene and allows nature to take its course. You will see life and you might see death, but this is nature at her finest." Catherine Garcia