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)
3月 4, 2024 5:41 am

I just noticed there are 3 holes in back of the box, don’t remember them being there before…

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Pat
Pat
3月 4, 2024 8:50 pm
Reply to  Gwen

Yes and the other day it looked like one of the kids was looking out one of the holes. 😂

talonsnpaws
talonsnpaws(@talonsnpaws)
3月 4, 2024 9:48 pm
Reply to  Gwen

@Gwen The 3 holes are windows to provide light. They’ve been there since the beginning. Sometimes they’re less noticeable if Kanga has the cam panned downward. He moved the cam upward a bit this week since the kids are getting so tall, putting the windows in view. They are not open, helping protect the owls from the elements.

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
3月 4, 2024 5:36 am

We are done with rain now until Wed & Thur of this week..

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
3月 4, 2024 5:34 am

Usually by this time they are flapping their wings, but they seem content staying in..lol

Pat
Pat
3月 2, 2024 8:33 pm

The box is getting a little crowded. 😂

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 28, 2024 12:43 am

An owl standing on the right porch end gazing off.. at 10:43 pm owl time

Last edited 5 days ago by Gwen
Judy
Judy(@judy)
2月 27, 2024 8:07 pm

Bit of a blur but looks like they are about to go on their merry way

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Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 26, 2024 11:58 pm

We had a nice light rain shower this afternoon.. smelled so good even open the door

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Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 26, 2024 4:23 am

A lot of blurs in front of camera

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 25, 2024 9:38 am

We are to have another Spring day feeling around 72 today each day is getting cooler, to get light rain tomorrow and Tues the next weekend more rain..
At 12:52 am one of the younger ones trying to eat a rodent..lol

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Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 24, 2024 6:05 am

Atv4:05 am a head peeked out the door

Pat
Pat
2月 24, 2024 1:20 pm
Reply to  Gwen

They are starting to get inquisitive, won’t be long before one starts to step out. ♥️
lulu is really getting a lot of feathers and losing fuzz. ♥️

Kasey
Kasey(@kasey)
2月 22, 2024 8:11 pm

Waiting by the door, funny!

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Pat
Pat
2月 22, 2024 8:53 pm
Reply to  Kasey

They caught on real quick that their food comes to that door.😂😂

Kasey
Kasey(@kasey)
2月 21, 2024 6:53 pm

Losing the baby fuzz!

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Pat
Pat
2月 21, 2024 8:08 pm
Reply to  Kasey

Yes and the box is getting crowded as they grow.

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 21, 2024 5:27 am

On scroll back a parent did a delivery at 10:40pm and then flew away…

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Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 21, 2024 5:14 am

I see a couple faces as they move around.. we are having rain off and on ; it is 3:14 Am

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 21, 2024 1:47 am

It is to start raining again at 1am.. and off and on all night.. They are huddled in front of the camera so is a blur..at 11:48pm

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Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 20, 2024 6:48 pm

They are all huddled in the lower left corner facing the door, can’t see much of them

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 20, 2024 6:46 pm

We are still having rain showers today until tomorrow sometimes, will be cloudy and dreary… the coast is still getting showers off and on..

Judy
Judy(@judy)
2月 19, 2024 10:33 am

One of the owlets is working on a treat

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Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 18, 2024 6:35 am

All the owlets are near the front now.. easier to grab a treat when it arrives..lol

Gwen
Gwen(@gwen)
2月 16, 2024 5:24 pm

Checking in , we have an overcast day but it hit 70 for a little while now dropping… is near 60 here at the OB.. I peeked in last night and a younger owl got a treat and ate it.. so glad they are getting fed…but expecting rain Sunday- Tuesday…