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Mel & Sydney - Live Barn Owl Cam

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:26 pm
by Kivia
Molly the Owl isn't going to be broadcasted in 2011, but there's another barn owl couple taking their place this year: Mel and Sydney! This owl box is also located in California, just like Molly and McGee. Here's a link to the two current webcams:
Box Cam:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owlceanside
Outside Cam:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owl-cam-oceanside-ca

.....and here they are without the chat and such:
Box Cam:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel-popup/owlceanside
Outside Cam:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel-popup/owl ... eanside-ca

I'll continue to update the first post since this is just the beginning of M&S's first clutch.

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M&S News
2/14/2011- Though everyone was wishing for a Valentine's chick, there wasn't one today. But there's a good chance of the first egg hatching within the next few days!
Also around 7:30pm PST, an intruder (who has actually frequently visited the box over the last few days) made an appearance:

http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab29 ... hAlert.png
There is also a video of Sydney fending off Intruder early late last night as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULqAhe9Pg48

2/16/2010- There is a definite piping hole in one of the eggs, and chirps can be heard; the first chick should come very soon!
http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab29 ... 1Crack.png
EDIT: Little Matilda has hatched!
http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab29 ... atches.png

2/20/2010- Woot, I dropped the ball, didn't I? xD Well two more chicks have hatched; Dundee hatched on the 18th, and Bindi hatched on the 19th! Still three more eggs though ;D

3/21/2010- Wow, one month since my last update. xD Well all of the egss have hatched; Joey hatched on 2/21, Barbie on 2/24, and the little baby Dinky on 2/25. They've grown up a lot though in the past month!
http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab29 ... ginAwe.png

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Other Barn Owl Cams
Want to see what's up with other barn owls besides M&S? Here's a few more I found:

The Barn Owl Trust
Located in the UK, this box has begun to have a few sightings of owls visiting; keep a look out for them! The site also has a lot of interesting information on barn owls.
http://www.wildlifetv.co.uk/barnowlcam_nestcam.html
http://www.thewebbroadcastingcorporatio ... wlcam.html


Owlivia and Owliver
Another pair in California; currently there are 4 chicks, which are Rocket, Jett, Chase, and Zippy.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owlivia

Lucy
Not to sure where this one is located at, but I believe California; currently there are three chicks.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lucy-the-owl

Bonnie and Clyde
Located in Chula Vista, California; there are currently 4 chicks, which they like to call the "Owltlaws"^^.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bonnie-and-clyde-owlcam

Bear Grylls and Willow
Located in San Diego, California; right now the clutch size is at 8 eggs, and so far six owlets have hatched.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jill-s-owl-box

Fluffy and Buddy
These two are in Escondido, California; currently there are 7 eggs.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-buddy ... n-owl-show

Salt and Pepper
This cam was actually set up by a school in Nicasio, CA; there are currently 4 eggs.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nicasio-owl


Hope you enjoy the cams^^

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:02 pm
by Alpha Female
Wow, this is pretty neat Kivia! I love webcams, and watching the owls is pretty exciting. The owlets are very cute. =3
Thanks for sharing.^^

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:54 am
by Masika
Aw I really like the owlets, I think they are rather cute ^^ Never really heard of Molly until now, so thanks for sharing this with us! I'll be sure to check these webcams every so often.

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:21 am
by Swifty
Oooh thanks for sharing. I'm going to go check it out. :mrgreen:

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:16 pm
by Atropine
Thanks for sharing those links with us Kivia!^^ I've just looked at the webcams; watching the owlets is amazing - they are so fluffy and cute! ;D

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:07 pm
by Adalae
D'aw, thanks for sharing this Kivia! I've actually never heard of Molly the owl, but I took a look at all the cams and it's very interesting. I've always found owls interesting creatures ^_^

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:11 am
by portia
I hadn't heard about Molly until now, but watching her and the little owlets is very interesting and entertaining- thanks for sharing this with us Kivia, it's very much appreciated^^

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:13 am
by paperpaws
Haha, thanks for the share Kiv! This is so fun to watch, the owlets are awesome.

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:10 pm
by Kivia
You're welcome everyone; haha, I've been watching since the owlets were still eggs. There were actually originally 4 eggs in this clutch, but two died sadly.
Seems like Molly doesn't come around a lot anymore now that the chicks are maturing, just to drop off some food; that's alright though, because the chicks are entertaining =D

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:56 pm
by AlbinoWolf6
Aww! The owlets are adorable! =D Truly is interesting watching the world from animal's views^^ Thanks for sharing Kivia!

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:02 pm
by Ffeion
<3 Oh my, they are soo cute!

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:06 pm
by Zethra
I love Owls! This is really fascinating Kivia! I love the owlets, so cute. :3

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:40 pm
by -x-Zaroque-x-
Aww ... they're so sweet:3 Thank you for sharing that with us, it was a very good experience to be able to examan that beautiful creature ^^

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:06 pm
by Grin
This is so neat! They're currently sleeping, and although that's not very exciting in general, it's just interesting to know.

Re: Molly The Owl

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:30 pm
by Atropine
I just checked back on the cameras, and it is amazing to see such a drastic change in the appearance of the owlets in the space of a mere week - the adult feathers are beginning to show now :3