Do you like watching bird cams?? Well, Cornell Lab of Ornithology has some great nesting cameras. I just started watching the Barred Owl Cam. She’s got three eggs.
For the second year in a row, the female laid her first egg on March 5; if all goes well, they can expect the owlets to start hatching between April 5 – 10. They’ll leave the nest four to five weeks after hatching.
Here is some info from their site:
“Jim Carpenter, President and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited, has hosted a camera-equipped owl box in his wooded backyard in Zionsville, Indiana, since 1999. Set more than 30 feet high against the trunk of a pignut hickory tree, this Barred Owl box was first occupied in 2006. Since then, the box has hosted several nests, including successful attempts since 2013.”
This video is showing the owl and her egg.
This video is the female barred owl hooting back to her mate. So cool sounding!
A few years ago, I spotted this mother and baby barred owl in the woods right beside our house. What fun it was to watch these two! I was able to get a few good shots before they moved on. We still have them hooting in the woods and I still look for the owlets sometime in April. Maybe this year I can spot some more. You can see all of my owl photos at Fine Art America.