NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 100-day-old eaglet took its first flight on Friday in North Fort Myers.
The eaglet, called E-4, took off from a nest near the Pritchett Real Estate office on Bayshore road.
The eagles' nest is home to Ozzie and Harriet, the eagle parents of E-4, and is watched 24 hours a day with two eagle cams.
Photographer Greg Hill was among the wildlife watchers at the property when the eaglet took flight. Hill says, "It was going from branch to branch this morning, above what we call the attic, and then he launched without warning, making a nice flight above the pasture."
While the flight was majestic, the landing didn't go as planned. Hill says, "It tried to land in one of the birch trees, missed the tree and tumbled to the ground."
After about a half hour, the eaglet took off again and successfully landed in a tree on the property.
Hill says it was exciting to watch such an important moment in the eaglet's life. "Oh, my, my heart was racing. We were all cheering...everybody was so excited."
To learn more about the eagles in this nest follow the Pritchet Eagle Cam here: http://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html