OWLCAM 2017

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OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:31 pm

First images of the New Year, we have a mating pair again AND this time, the camera also has sound - fantastic :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

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I have decided to prevent other birds nesting in the barn this year as last year both Blackbirds and Magpies were obviously detrimental to the Owls ....when I checked the nesting box this month I found 4 unhatched eggs and I am certain that the female Owl was frightened away before she could hatch the brood.

It's GREAT to have them back..................
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:41 am

Both Owls are now regular visitors to the barn at night. I am re-positioning the camera so it misses the roof support :cool: .........

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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:25 pm

Camera position now modified

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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby Niner » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:10 pm

Looks like the owls are taking note.
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:00 am

The Owl's view from the back of the barn.

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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby Niner » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:22 pm

A friend of mine works at a nature center in Howell Michigan as a volunteer on weekends feeding animals and such tasks. . The center takes care of injured animals of all sorts. At this time of the year as a fundraising thing he is one of the tour leaders who conduct night owl spotting trips. Not injured owls in captivity. He takes recordings of the two species of owls that frequent the area this time of year and he plays the calls to see if there is a response for the tour takers amusement. He sent me this link to some audio calls for the local species.

I could tell from the calls and the photos that the pair that are around my house some times of the year are the great horned owl. I think they cull the squirrel population.

http://www.audubon.org/news/learn-ident ... heir-calls
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:01 pm

They are just such fantastic birds :) :)
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:56 am

The little beggars are giving me the runaround. Perched on a beam looking over the edge................

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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:15 pm

Well they are still together, wonder when she will lay............
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:29 pm

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Looks like it's family time again............... :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:19 pm

Taken 5 minutes ago........
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:17 pm

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Looks as though there might be young this year after all....
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:45 pm

One if our Owls is back in the barn. Haven't seen it for weeks.......
We have also seen a Robin and 2 Great Tits in the garden today - must be Autumn....................
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:26 am

Taken at 09:30 today........

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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby Niner » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:50 am

You saw two great tits in the garden today? What did the rest of her look like? You obviously have the camera in the wrong location. :loco:
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Re: OWLCAM 2017

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:12 am

:loco: :loco: :loco: :loco: :loco:
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