Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Barn Owl Nest Camera

A couple in San Marcos, CA have a nest box with a camera that a barn owl has used twice this season. For the current clutch, one egg was laid on each of these dates: July 6, 8, 11 and 14. The chicks hatched on August 7, 8, 11 and 14. There are two chicks that are still surviving.

The link to watch this is at: http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox

Disclaimer: there is a social chat stream to the side of the site, and the site does occasionally run advertisements.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Harley's Summer

Director of Bird Conservation Mark Martell commented that, "Harley continues to hang around the west end of Vermillion Lake. Both his evening roost sites and daily wanderings are limited to a fairly small area of the Lake. This western edge does not have as many historic eagle nests as parts of the lake further east. It may be an avoidance of conflict with territorial nesting pairs that acts as a restraint on his activity."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Harley's Summer Travels

Since July 18 Harley has restricted himself to using the west end of Vermillion Lake. His evening roost sites and almost all of his daily movements have been in this area.