Oceanside Barn Owls - Mel & Sydney

Mel (male) & Sydney (female), are a mating pair of barn owls located in Oceanside, California. The owl box owner is originally from Melbourne, Australia. The box was set up in mid November 2010 and the owls could be seen in the box just two weeks later. This owl box is 16ft above the ground in the owners back yard which is near acres of open wilderness. This provides for plenty of hunting grounds for the owls.
Incubation is 30-34 days from the date each egg is laid. Unlike chickens, Barn Owls begin to incubate immediately after the 1st egg is laid. Each egg will hatch on a different day. All time is in PST(Pacific Standard Time). More information about this camera can be found at Mel & Sydney's Daily Blog.

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Andrea
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Andrea

Aww, all three are hunched in the back left corner in a cuddle puddle.
I am going to check the Decorah Eagle web cam to see if the missing Daddio eagle has been located.
Keeping my fingers crossed but he’s been missing since Sunday PM and has three little eaglets in the nest.
He was always an incredible father/mate!

Gwen
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It is 63 degrees at OB at 11:24am –partly cloudy–Wind at 5 mph and 75% humidity to be thew same temps through Friday.. nights in low 50’s.. Heading to get ready for a special detail at PD for a couple hours!! all have a blessed day..

George
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All 3 in the box this morning.

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📚 JoAnn 🌺
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Two out at 5:55 am.

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George
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Great shot, JoAnn. I finally gave up and went to bed.

Gwen
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Thanks, JoAnn for the photo!!

George
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2:50 am OBT

Delivery.

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George
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2:16 am OBT

Delivery.

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George
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1:52 am OBT

I thought the second owlet would come out, too, but it didn’t.

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