Friday, March 25, 2011

Owl Web Cam at Ellis Bird Farm

        I recently put a link to a web cam on a great horned owl nest. Now I admit that I'm not someone who will spend much time watching any web cam.

       I have seen many owl nests from the ground. There's not really much to see as the owl sits low on the nest. Many times you're not really sure that there's an owl on the nest. I've seen many excellent photographs of owl nests.

     However, this web cam gives something I have never seen before. We have had seven days of continuous snow. We have received about 30cm (12 in.) of snow. This makes for a nest view that I have never seen before. The edge of the nest has a good build up of snow and the owl seems to be sitting in a snow bank. The owl shakes her feathers from time to time to get the snow off her body.

     I have a better idea. Click on my link and go to the web cam and see the owl on the nest with all the snow piled up around her.


  1. We've had a huge dump of the white stuff again too. I'm divorcing old man winter and decreeing spring!

  2. Way to go Linda! Do you get the kids?
    I imagine you will be a little nervous as your calves start coming any day. I know calves can survive in miserable conditions but it's better if it's nice.

  3. I love the web cam. Great idea. Good to see evidence of spring.

  4. Loved the webcam. That's a huge owl and nocturnal hunter!