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Owl live cam

NoahGrey
July 22nd, 2010, 11:05 AM
Great site. Watch Barn owls in real time.


http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox

NoahGrey
July 22nd, 2010, 11:19 AM
Molly is sitting on four eggs right now

NoahGrey
July 26th, 2010, 08:15 AM
cant wait for the eggs to hatch

marko
July 28th, 2010, 03:56 PM
That's super-cool NG - Thanks for sharing!

NoahGrey
July 28th, 2010, 04:40 PM
no problem Marko. I just can't believe there are not more posts on this. It is pretty amazing.

hazelrunpack
July 28th, 2010, 07:18 PM
I check in on the owls now and then, NG, but I just don't post. Once the eggs hatch and the activity picks up I'll likely check in on them more often. Right now Molly is putting me to sleep with all those naps :laughing:

NoahGrey
July 29th, 2010, 10:10 AM
I check in on the owls now and then, NG, but I just don't post. Once the eggs hatch and the activity picks up I'll likely check in on them more often. Right now Molly is putting me to sleep with all those naps :laughing:

lol, i know. she sleeps alot. I can't wait for the eggs to hatch either. Would love to see daddy too...however he is out and about getting mommy food:)

marko
July 29th, 2010, 12:11 PM
What a sleepy head she is. Some of the thumbnail videos show action but every time I check the main window, she's always sleeping. :shrug:

Oh wait - there she goes - preening. At least it's something :) :laughing:

NoahGrey
August 6th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Eggs will hatch anyday now:)

hazelrunpack
August 6th, 2010, 08:36 PM
When I checked this afternoon, one of the eggs was pipped and some could hear peeping (my speakers evidently aren't good enough for that :() So I suspect by tomorrow there could be hatchling(s) :thumbs up

mikischo
August 6th, 2010, 10:25 PM
Thanks for posting this link, NG.:thumbs up

Miss Molly has no idea she is such a celebrity.

mikischo
August 7th, 2010, 06:30 AM
The first owlet has hatched and his/her name is Ashley.:stork-baby:

hazelrunpack
August 7th, 2010, 09:17 AM
:highfive: WoooooHoooooo hooooo hooooooo (Yes, that's supposed to be an owl joke! :o)

I gotta block of time all set up this afternoon so I can do some owlet watching. I just hope Molly is restless today so I can see the little dude / dudette! :fingerscr

NoahGrey
August 7th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Seen a little of the owlet. Mom was trying to ly on her to get too sleep lol. owlet was screeching away. Hear little peeps from 3 eggs that haven't hatched yet. Hopefully later today or the next day:)

hazelrunpack
August 7th, 2010, 11:55 AM
I'm envious that you can hear the peeps. My speakers don't seem to work at the right frequency...or else my ears have lost that frequency... :o

hazelrunpack
August 7th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Molly just stood up and you can see the wee little tyke! :flirt:

Golden Girls
August 7th, 2010, 06:53 PM
I was so eggcited to see little owlet "Ashley" being hatched this morning. Got a little nervous, at one point I thought she was eating it then all of a sudden she had it dangling from her beak and gently laid it under her, awesome :stork-baby: Molly sure has an audience ... people stayed up all night waiting then began to congratulate each other as grandparents :laughing:

mikischo
August 8th, 2010, 11:55 AM
Second owlet hatched about an hour ago. Name is Carrie.

Ashley had his/her first meal last night (mouse).:yuck:

hazelrunpack
August 8th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Yum! :laughing:

Ashley and Carrie! :flirt:

NoahGrey
August 8th, 2010, 07:00 PM
The babies are too cute.

NoahGrey
August 9th, 2010, 04:31 PM
She's feeding her two babies right now:)

mikischo
August 10th, 2010, 09:20 AM
She's feeding her two babies right now:)

Just a few minutes ago she ate some of the latest stuff (rat) that McGee brought during the niight and fed some to her babies. Every now and then McGee seems to be a bit of a slacker and she gives him a scolding, but all in all he's a good provider.:) Some humans could use some lessons in responsible parenting from the animals.

NoahGrey
August 10th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Have any of you seen Mcgee? I haven't yet. How do you know that Molly gave him a scolding lol

hazelrunpack
August 10th, 2010, 04:51 PM
I haven't managed to see McGee yet, either, NG. In the chat window there was some discussion about another female prowling the neighborhood, too? And Molly defending her box? Or did I misread the conversation? (I didn't catch that altercation, either... :o)

mikischo
August 10th, 2010, 06:01 PM
I did see McGee come twice although the second time I think it may have been on one of those recorded videos under the live cam window. They do interact and communicate a lot with each other when he visits. Some say she scolded him once in the last couple of days when he came twice in a row without bringing food and he came back with food a short while later. Could very well be, but I didn't actually see it myself. I am not completely overcome with MOD (Molly Obsessive Disorder) so I do miss a lot too. I check it out two or three times a day and sometimes leave the website running in the background for a while when I am on the computer.

You can also see some still pics and info here:

http://mollysbox.wordpress.com/blog/

One of them shows a pic of the first time Molly defended her box from the "intruder." It doesn't show the intruder, just Molly in a defensive posture and McGee sitting behind her watching. McGee is the small one. I guess male owls are usually smaller than the females. Apparently the intruder came back again the night before last and actually entered the box (I didn't see that). Apparently Molly actually used her beak and talons that time and threw her out right quick. There is some conjecture that the other female may be Wesley, one of her offspring from the first clutch but who knows for sure.:shrug:

NoahGrey
August 11th, 2010, 10:27 AM
oh wow, thanks for the info

marko
August 11th, 2010, 12:58 PM
So cool - I see baby owl chicks!

mikischo
August 13th, 2010, 07:20 AM
An update. The third egg hatched on the 11th at about 8:30 p.m. California time. Third owlet is named Kelly. Just one more egg left to hatch (expected to likely hatch on Saturday). McGee is keeping busy bringing home the bacon (er rodents). He is such a good provider.:flirt:

mikischo
August 13th, 2010, 07:31 PM
The owlets are starting to get a little more active, although they still have trouble holding up their heads for very long. One of them wandered off into the corner of the box a while ago. Molly kept a careful eye on it for a while and then decided it was enough and gently nudged it back over with the rest of the babies. She just finished feeding them. They sure get excited and noisy at feeding time. Hazel, I'm sure you will be able to hear the sounds now.

hazelrunpack
August 13th, 2010, 08:32 PM
I was able to pick up some really icky music just now...but it wasn't Molly or the kids. :laughing: I think my speakers are just crappy :o

rainbow
August 13th, 2010, 10:43 PM
I got the website emailed to me a while ago .....so amazing to watch. :cloud9:

NoahGrey
August 14th, 2010, 09:43 AM
Hazel..i am assuming you were listening to the molly the owl song, lol. yeah, i always turn my speakers off when that song comes on.

hazelrunpack
August 14th, 2010, 02:14 PM
So why can I hear that but not the peeping? :frustrated: I have to say, though, that even the song was pretty soft. At first I thought the TV in the other foom was on. :o I suspect my speakers are going. They've outlived two CPUs now :D

mikischo
August 14th, 2010, 05:12 PM
It's not just peeping anymore. It's more like squawking, especially when dinner is being served.:D

Well, even if you can't hear them, at least you can see more now. They are not wanting to be under momma as much anymore and she is letting them wander a bit so you will often see at least one baby when you check the site. The last egg seems to have pipped so will likely be hatched in the next few hours.

hazelrunpack
August 14th, 2010, 08:14 PM
I really wanted to hear the peeping just before they hatch. :( But I'll settle for squawking! :laughing: Was anyone else surprised that there were 4 eggs? I always figured they'd have a clutch of 2 eggs, maybe 3...4 surprised me.

mikischo
August 14th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Wikipedia has some good info on barn owls. According to them, 4 or 5 eggs are the usual.

Also says up to a dozen have been recorded.:eek: I pity the poor mom and dad owls who have to feed and train a dozen at a time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_Owl

Edit: Just checked the site and we missed the last hatch. Apparently Jody hatched at 3:47 pm California time.

hazelrunpack
August 14th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Holy catz!!! Ya, me, too! :eek: That'd be one exhausted pair of owls. :o

hazelrunpack
August 14th, 2010, 10:35 PM
I think we were munchin' on pizza during the hatch. :o If I'da known, we coulda eatin' supper in front of the computer in the family room... *sigh*

NoahGrey
August 16th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Had a great look at the babies like an hour ago:)

NoahGrey
August 17th, 2010, 10:20 AM
You can really see one of the babies right now:) I think it was the first one hatched..getting sooo big.

mikischo
August 17th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Sadly, Kelly, the third owlet to hatch, passed away this morning.:( Well, I guess that's nature's way. Some don't survive.

hazelrunpack
August 17th, 2010, 08:10 PM
I caught the news about Kelly this morning :( Nature's way, but hard to watch...

NoahGrey
August 18th, 2010, 09:16 AM
aw, sorry to hear the news RIP little owlet

mikischo
August 22nd, 2010, 07:58 AM
Jody, the last owlet to hatch, passed away yesterday.:(

:rip: Jody

The remaining two look very strong and healthy and are getting bigger every day.:cloud9:

NoahGrey
August 22nd, 2010, 11:48 AM
that really sucks:( The other two i agree look big and strong.

hazelrunpack
August 22nd, 2010, 08:55 PM
If they can fledge even two a year, that would be wonderful! Sad about the little one, though. :(

:candle: Jody

NoahGrey
August 25th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Looks like mom is confident in leaving the nest...currently she is out and about. full view of the two owlets. getting so big

NoahGrey
September 1st, 2010, 07:22 AM
Goodness the owlets are getting so huge. growing like weeds lol. Everyday the grow a signifant.

hazelrunpack
September 1st, 2010, 01:00 PM
They really are bigger by the day! It's amazing to be able to watch them grow!