Watch Molly The Barn Owl Live On Ustream
Meet Molly the Barn Owl and take a look inside her nest box with a live video feed at Ustream.
Earlier this week, Twitter user celticgirl62 introduced me to a wonderful Barn Owl named Molly.
Molly is from San Marcos, California which is just north of San Diego. The people at the Birds R Us blog set this live cam up. They are using a Logitech Quickcam Orbit AF (which has Zeiss optics by the way!) during the day and a Agama V-1325R Night Vision Infrared 1.3M Pixel Webcam at night.
From Birds R Us:
The owl house is located on a 15 foot pole and there is a tree just outside the opening. The box has been up for two years and it took two years before the owls showed up. No other birds have tried to nest in the box. We have a very eco-friendly backyard; we live on an acre lot with lots of trees and plants for wildlife.
Wow, if I was a Barn Owl I would definitely move in there.
Molly laid a total of six eggs this February, so they should hatch sometime in March. I’ll definitely be tuning in for that!
From Bird R Us:
These are the dates she laid her eggs and the estimated hatch dates. Owl eggs hatch one at a time and approximately 30 to 34 days after being laid.
Egg 1 2/13/10 12:15 PM Est. Hatch 3/14-17/10
Egg 2 2/16/10 07:23 AM Est. Hatch 3/16-20/10
Egg 3 2/18/10 09:13 AM Est. Hatch 3/18-22/10
Egg 4 2/20/10 11:07 AM Est. Hatch 3/20-24/10
Egg 5 2/22/10 02:00 PM Est. Hatch 3/22-26/10
Egg 6 2/25/10 09:35 AM Est. Hatch 3/25-29/10
You can watch Molly the Barn Owl live on Ustream, but be careful, it’s a little addicting. Keep an eye out for her mate named McGee. If you’re on Twitter, follow @MollyOwl to stay up to date with what’s happening. It’s also a great way to know when there will be live narration during video feed.
There is also a good amount of recorded video clips on Molly’s Ustream channel. Last I checked, there were about seven pages of videos like the one below.
Do you have any favorite live bird cams? Share them in the comments!
Update: Molly now has a WordPress site called Molly’s Box, The Barn Owl of San Marcos.