SWFL celebrity Harriet the eagle lays new egg in North Fort Myers nest

FORT MYERS, Fla. Southwest Florida celebrity Harriet the eagle laid another egg Sunday.

Harriet, a female bald eagle who’s been nesting in North Fort Myers since 2006, laid the egg at around 3:24 p.m. in her North Fort Myers nest.

Harriet and her mate M15 will incubate the egg for about a month. This is their second season as a mated pair.

Tens of thousands of people across the nation tuned in to watch two of Harriet’s eaglets hatch in December 2016.

The bald eagles became well-known over the years thanks to cameras set up by Dick Pritchett Real Estate agency.

“We were hoping for 100 views. And then we were hoping for 1,000 views,” said Andy Pritchett, who’s in charge of running the camera for his father’s agency. But never would we have imagined we’d be over 100 million views here today, and growing each day.”

People from more than 190 countries have tuned in.

Bird-lovers gathered around the nest site Monday to get an in-person look, as WINK News reporter Andrea Henderson details:

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