Almost a year ago, we discovered the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam in Fort Myers, FL. The webcams are mounted above the nest of two Bald Eagles, Harriet and M15. The webcams are turned on in the fall and usually run through the spring before being turned off during the summer months. This past week, Harriet laid two eggs which, with luck, will hatch sometime in late December. **UPDATE** Both eggs hatched in late December.
Article latest update September 10, 2021. Originally published in January 27, 2017.
This week, we're close to home! If you've traveled I-4 through Orlando, you know there is a multi-year construction project called "I-4 Ultimate" that is making the already tedious task of traveling I-4 just a little more cumbersome. The Florida Department of Transportation created a website http://i4ultimate.com/ to keep motorists updated on the construction project.
FDOT I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project
The website includes live streaming video feeds that provide a view of current traffic conditions at two locations in the Orlando area.
The primary camera is downtown Orlando at I-4 and SR 408 (Sunrail tracks toward bottom left of screen, Amway Center at right edge of screen, camera looks southwest) as seen I-4 Downtown Orlando Live Stream.
The possible uses of live streaming video are endless. While the webcams featured on Streaming Saturday are niche applications, they support our belief that live streaming video can be used in nearly any situation that helps businesses, organizations and governments connect with their audiences.
The southern tip of the United States, Key West is unlike any other. It's been a few years since our last visit to see Ernest Hemingway's 6-toed cats, Sloppy Joe's, Mallory Square or the beautiful homes that line the streets of this Florida treasure. Since we can't go there now, here's a view of Mallory Square, where cruise ships dock and locals and visitors alike marvel at theMallory Square Sunsets.
The Florida Keys are one of my favorite tropical spots in the Sunshine State. What's yours?
Orlando Webcasts features webcams located around Florida on this site. Have a 24-hour webcam available on YouTube? Let us know and we'll review it for inclusion on an upcoming 'Streaming Saturday.'
We're introducing a new series of posts that will share live streaming sites all around the Sunshine State (and maybe a few other places as well). The focus of these sites will be points of interest that include historic sites, scenic vistas, the natural environment and city views, among other topics.
The first site we're sharing is a popular site right now; the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, shared by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, Inc. in Fort Myers, FL. Two Bald Eagles, Harriet and M15 have a nest and saw their eaglet hatch on December 31st, 2016. Tens of thousands of viewers around the world are tuning in every day to take a peak at the life of this pair and their eaglet.
(3-22-17 Update: The eaglet, known as E9, has fledged and often is off the nest and in a nearby tree. Two additional cameras are available on the website to help track E9 as he explores the area around the nest.)
The website includes three camera angles and a chat window that allows viewers the chance to learn about the eagles. Moderators are on the site regularly to discuss the raptors and change the camera field of view. The site also contains some history of the webcam, Harriet and M15. Take a peak at http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html#
Harriet and M15 watch over their hatchling.
A few years ago, two cameras live streamed 24 hours a day would have been a very expensive undertaking. With YouTube Live, the cost of the content distribution network has disappeared. The cameras and their maintenance, website and other costs are still present, but fortunately Dick Pritchett Real Estate, Inc. has underwritten the costs so all of us can watch these beautiful eagles in Southwest Florida.
While our market is business events streamed to targeted audiences, we appreciate the many applications that live video streaming offers everyone. From business events, to special occasions to personal updates, live video feeds surround us and have become a daily part of our lives.
If we can assist in business applications of live streaming, please contact us at [email protected]. Our website is https://orlandowebcasts.com.
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