OWLCAM 2018

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OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:01 pm

Looks like we are on for another brood.......Mrs has been looking at nesting places in the barn today and then they are together on the main perch tonight.
Looking good!
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:26 pm

Just taken .............
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:08 pm

Just caught this on CCTV about half an hour ago. Our pair have finally got around to the serious job of reproduction. Wish them well...
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon May 14, 2018 3:51 am

Just spotted in the barn. I have now discovered how to record and play back videos so will leave the camera pointing at the nest box tonight and see what happens.........
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue May 15, 2018 5:14 am

And it worked........Unfortunately the video clips are only 10 mins each but they follow on. This is a screen shot just before the Owl went into the nest box at 01:35 a.m.
So, camera was recording from midnight to 9:00 a.m. That's a lot of files to view but it proves there is still a brood on the horizon!
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby Niner » Tue May 15, 2018 6:10 am

How does the owl know that the owl nest box is an owl "nest box" and not just a box with a hole in it?
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue May 15, 2018 7:52 am

At about 08:15 a.m. two Blackbirds arrived on the ledge and became interested in the Owl's nest box. Mrs Owl shooed them off in strong fashion!
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 am

Niner wrote:How does the owl know that the owl nest box is an owl "nest box" and not just a box with a hole in it?


It was built to dimensions that supposedly are just right for Owls. The hole has to be the right size, there is a small landing inside and then the box itself where they lay the eggs. I also wrote Owl House on the small door that can be used to access the box and clear out any crap in the summer......... :cool:
They obviously KNOW it's an Owl nesting box because they have been using it since 2012 :lol: :lol:
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 17, 2018 4:55 pm

Stills from tonight's videos showing Mrs, then Mr arriving with some food and finally the two of them outside the nest box ( at the limit of the IR function on the camera which I have had to enhance)
This of course means that the couple have bread and there are eggs / young in the nest box. Fingers crossed that the baby Owls are able to fledge.
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon May 21, 2018 6:58 am

00:47 this morning........
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon May 21, 2018 5:34 pm

Best of today, 21/5/18

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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed May 30, 2018 3:21 pm

YES?................
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 31, 2018 11:25 am

Snack time this morning. I think I have seen 'Junior' but difficult to tell until they are all together......... :D
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:32 am

Meet 'Junior'. This is definitely a baby Owl. It had just 'found' a large mouse that one of it's parents had hidden on the ledge and scoffed the lot! Still not sure if there are more than one though.
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:55 pm

Here's lookin at you kid!
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:28 am

Junior is on his/her own now. Parents have stopped bringing food to the nest as far as I can make out :roll:
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:51 am

Little owl still in the barn...Noon today.
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby Niner » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:01 am

I'd almost forgot about your adopted baby owl. Good to see he has adopted the old home place as a residence.
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Re: OWLCAM 2018

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:41 am

A bit like a pea in a drum but there are lots of sparrows that live in the roof space between the wood and the cement tile sheets..... :)
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