Bald eagle webcam wows world

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:20:01 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 07 2013 05:26:43 PM EST
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -

American bald eagles in Southwest Florida recently added two hatchlings to their nest -- as the world watched via webcam.

The first hatched on New Year’s Day, and the second joined three days later.

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A camera attached above the nest has allowed more than 2.7 million streams of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam.

The nest, located atop a tree on Bayshore Road, east of a new Publix shopping plaza, has drawn people in the past, but the webcam has taken their popularity to new heights. 

The birds -- Ozzie and Harriet -- have been in the spotlight since moving to the property in 2006. Their offspring will likely be in the nest until late March.

Dick Pritchett, who owns the North Fort Myers property the nest sits on, recently said the family installed the camera after hearing about other eagle cameras around the country.

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