This is a unique opportunity to observe a pair of Barn Owls and their owlets.
via live feed from an owl box is located in a residential backyard in San Marcos, CA that is 15 feet off the ground. The mother owl appears to be a first time mom. The owl is about 14 inches tall. She laid her first egg on February 13th. Owlets are expected around mid to late March. Incubation is 30 to 34 days. Owlets will hatch in the order laid, unlike chickens which hatch together.
The male has a white chest and face. He usually shows up after dark but has spent an entire day with the female. The female is named Molly and the male McGee. The Barn Owl is widespread but usually a scarce species. They are strictly nocturnal and rarely observed in flight during daylight hours.
1.) Observe the Barn Owls on the cam and discuss your observations. Research any questions that arise during the observation.
See also Birds of Prey