2 baby eagles hatch in Southwest Florida

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (KAKE) -

We’ve been watching the Southwest Florida Eagle cam since November when we spotted two eggs in the nest of Harriet and M15. 

Eagle parents Harriet and M15 laid the eggs in their North Fort Myers nest on November 19th and 22nd. At 8:54 p.m. Tuesday, E-10 hatched. Sibling E-11 made its debut 4:25 p.m. Wednesday.

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Fans of the popular Southwest Florida Eagle Cam are anxiously watching the nest for signs of hatching in its two bald eagle eggs.

Eagle parents Harriet and M15 laid the eggs in their North Fort Myers nest on November 19th and 22nd, and are nearing the end of their average incubation period of 35 days.

WFTS reports Harriet and M15 take turns incubating the eggs by maintaining the necessary 105 degrees F temperature the embryos need for proper development.  Harriet and M15 will continue to nurture their eggs until they feel movement and the chick scratches the inside the surface of the egg (scoring the inside) to break out.  

Last nesting season, the pair laid two eggs. But only one was viable and successfully hatched.

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