Southwest Florida celebrity Harriet the eagle laid her first egg of the year Friday.
Harriet, a female bald eagle who’s been nesting in North Fort Myers since 2006, laid the egg at 2:37 p.m. in her North Fort Myers nest.
Harriet and her mate M15 will incubate the egg for about a month. This is their third season as a mated pair.
Tens of thousands of people across the nation have tuned in to watch Harriet’s eaglets hatch each year.
The bald eagles became well-known over the years thanks to cameras set up by Dick Pritchett Real Estate agency.
Harriet, gained notoriety when she got caught in the middle of a love triangle. Southwest Florida watched as two eagles, Harriet’s former beau Ozzie, and a new suitor, M15, quarreled for her affection. The drama earned her the nickname “Harriet the Hussy.”
Ozzie’s injuries in the fight ultimately were fatal. The father of the new egg is M15.
We have an Egg! Congrats to Harriet & M. Laid 2:37pm ET this afternoon, the hard part now begins with around the clock incubation and protection for 30–35 days. See it on the cams by "rewinding to the 2:37pm mark now. https://t.co/b4VrjaLePg pic.twitter.com/nyXyPzOnDp
— SWFL Eagle Cam (@SWFLEagleCAM) November 16, 2018