Oceanside Barn Owls

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).

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Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 15, 2024 4:18 am

One owl inside and another outside by the door maybe the rain drew them inside..lol

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 13, 2024 2:20 am

12:18am owl still hanging out on the porch 🦉

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 13, 2024 1:03 am

One owl perched by the door outside.. at 11:01 pm.. should get some sprinkles but rain Sat-and Sunday

Pat
Pat
April 13, 2024 12:04 am

Wow, no one at home!!

Judy
Judy(@judy)
April 12, 2024 3:39 pm

An owl in the box 🙂

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Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 9, 2024 5:12 am

One owl setting on the perch and was in and out of the OB acouple times..at 310am.. while watching there were 3 owls back and forth and a parent brought a mouse and put it on the playground a owl got it and went in the owl box..other 2 flew off..

Last edited 5 days ago by Gwen
Uzo
Uzo
April 7, 2024 10:17 pm

owl in Oceanside , behind drive ins in the mid. Crazzzzy

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 7, 2024 8:10 pm

At 6:15 no owls in sight.

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 7, 2024 7:23 am

Wonder if parents still bring food or are they hunting now..my guess they are still getting food. Looks like the rest have fledged as don’t see them any more..

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 7, 2024 7:20 am

At 5:20 am 2 owls on the porch sitting front of the door.. temperature. Is 43 degrees and feels like 41
Sunday to be 65 with low of 46

Last edited 7 days ago by Gwen
Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 5, 2024 4:53 pm

No one in the OB today at2:49pm.. Early this morning was daylight 2 of them were flying back and forth to the OB roof and we have and rain all day off and on wonder how they like the rain….

Kasey
Kasey(@kasey)
April 1, 2024 7:44 pm

Empty box today, life in the trees is wonderful!

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 1, 2024 6:13 pm

On scrolling back at 610 Amanda owl was inside, but went out and flew off. A parent? OB is empty now at noon…..

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 1, 2024 5:12 pm

The OB is blurred , but looks like not owls inside..

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
April 1, 2024 1:07 am

Owlets have gone outside on the playground, the rain has not stopped ..11:06pm…

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
March 31, 2024 5:25 am

At 3 am all 3 inside as it is raining…can’t say that I don’t blame them.. is quite cold at 48

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
March 30, 2024 5:51 pm

Looks like all 3 are inside, We have had rain since 4am and has not let up..

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
March 30, 2024 5:21 am

At 3:20 am Saturday 2 owlets sitting on the porch and one on the playground, no one inside , it hasn’t started raining as yet..

Last edited 15 days ago by Gwen
Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
March 30, 2024 1:27 am

At 11:20 pm March 29th, 2 on the porch and one inside..it is to start raining at 2 am. Rain tomorrow, , Sunday and possibly Monday..then again Thursday evening..

Last edited 16 days ago by Gwen
ML-WA
ML-WA
March 29, 2024 1:36 pm