LEE COUNTY, FL (WPDH/NBC) - A pair of bald eagles in Fort Myers, Florida are gathering quite a following. The lives of Harriet and Ozzie are broadcast around the world via the internet, and the site is going viral.
By day, and by night, life partners Ozzie and Harriet prepare for new life to hatch inside their north Fort Myers' nest.
"The best part is watching them eat," says Andy Pritchett with Dick Pritchett Real Estate.
Pritchett explains that the infrared camera installed just above the bird's home reveals a rare glimpse into the animals' every triumph and challenge.
"Everybody has a fascination with Eagles. Whether it is our nation's symbol or because they're magnificent creatures," suggests Pritchett.
Whether fending off intruders or hauling in dinner, the pair cares for their two eggs without realizing their every move is on display.
So far, almost half a million people from 109 countries streamed the bald Eagles.
"It is remarkable. As an ecologist, it is interesting to watch from above," says Kim Terbatoski, Lee County Eagle Technical Advisory Committee.
Terbatoski checks on the nest for the county. She says before this live view, she only caught the action from the ground. Now, she's constantly looking online to see what the animals are up to.
"They can do it right at home without disturbing the Eagle and watch their whole life cycle," says Terbatoski.
Dick Pritchett Real Estate spent thousands to install the technology telling us they want everyone to share something they've seen first hand for years.
"We really want this to be used as a tool for wildlife educators," smiles Pritchett.
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