Wildflower Owl Cam – Great Horned Owl Nest Cam

You are watching Great Horned Owls nesting. This nest is located in a planter right above the entrance to the courtyard at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. Great Horned Owls have been nesting here for more than 10 years. In 2023 Athena(Female) raised 2 owlets that fledged on May 25 2024. In 2024 she has laid 2 eggs with the first one being laid on March 1st 2024 and 2nd egg laid on March 5th. Great Horned Owls incubate their eggs for an average of 33 days before they hatch. March 31 will be about 31 days of incubation for the 1st egg. For more information about the nest please visit allaboutbirds.org

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Kathy S
Kathy S(@kathy-2)
April 18, 2024 9:06 am

🥰

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Lin111
Lin111
April 18, 2024 4:57 am

After feeding around 01:15 cam time.

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Lin111
Lin111
April 17, 2024 9:23 pm

They’re growing before our very eyes!

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Lin111
Lin111
April 17, 2024 7:22 am

Binky and Bonk getting so big.

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Vicki
Vicki
April 17, 2024 1:03 pm
Reply to  Lin111

What a precious picture!

Brownie
Brownie
April 17, 2024 1:13 am

These little cuddle bugs can’t stay awake 1:12 a.m.😴

Lin111
Lin111
April 15, 2024 12:09 am

Hi all🙂 Hope everyone had a great weekend. We got as high as 70 in WI! Looks like we have some open eyes💛

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BFW
BFW
April 13, 2024 8:28 pm

Snuggle birds! 🤗

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SaRue
SaRue
April 14, 2024 6:24 pm
Reply to  BFW

Adorable💛

bfw
bfw
April 11, 2024 9:13 pm

Mom returns to nest… 🤗

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Lin111
Lin111
April 12, 2024 11:41 pm
Reply to  bfw

Great pic bfw. She has such pretty big eyes. Like Bette Davis…lol.

BFW
BFW
April 13, 2024 8:25 pm
Reply to  Lin111

Hi Lin… 😊Love those big eyes! 👍 Thank u! 😍

SaRue
SaRue
April 10, 2024 1:13 am

OMG! They are soooo cute!

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bfw
bfw
April 11, 2024 8:53 pm
Reply to  SaRue

Hi SaRue! Great pic! So precious!!!😊

Lin111
Lin111
April 12, 2024 11:40 pm
Reply to  SaRue

Hi Sarah💛💛💛💛 We keep missing each other…lol. I usually come on late at night. How are you? All good here. Looking forward to gardening. Finally feels like Winter in the midwest is over!

SaRue
SaRue
April 14, 2024 6:28 pm
Reply to  Lin111

Hi Lin! 🥰 We do keep different hours! We are well and enjoying warmer temps. Loving these baby owls! Much less drama here than those Barn owl cams!

Lin111
Lin111
April 9, 2024 3:21 am

Took me awhile to get Binky and Bonk in a good pose🙂

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SaRue
SaRue
April 10, 2024 12:56 am
Reply to  Lin111

Hi Lin🙂 Great pic!

bfw
bfw
April 11, 2024 8:55 pm
Reply to  Lin111

Hi Lin111, Binky and Bonk all cuddled up… adorable!!!😊

Lin111
Lin111
April 12, 2024 11:36 pm
Reply to  bfw

Hi bfw☀️ They’re gonna keep getting cuter and cute!

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
April 8, 2024 11:52 pm

I think she is feeding them a snake here, it is kind of draped over one of the babies

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Lin111
Lin111
April 9, 2024 3:23 am
Reply to  Deborah

Ew, lol. I saw it. Sure did look like a snake.

bfw
bfw
April 11, 2024 9:00 pm
Reply to  Lin111

Ew, looks like a snake for a snack! 😆

Lin111
Lin111
April 12, 2024 11:50 pm
Reply to  bfw

Jeez, I think some folk eat snakes. 😛

bfw
bfw
April 8, 2024 7:58 pm

Hello…
Babies spotted! 😊

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Lin111
Lin111
April 9, 2024 3:25 am
Reply to  bfw

We should name them. They look like bobble heads…lol. Binky and Bonk? 😁

bfw
bfw
April 11, 2024 8:49 pm
Reply to  Lin111

Hi Lin…. Binky and Bonk is great! 😍

Lin111
Lin111
April 12, 2024 11:51 pm
Reply to  bfw

Ha Ha. I meant to type Binky and Boink. Kinda like Bonk…lol.

Lin111
Lin111
April 6, 2024 6:20 pm

Two darlings💛

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
April 6, 2024 11:10 am

2nd chick hatches at 3:41:55, it’s hard to see in these pictures but it is right by her mouth, if you scroll back to the time stamp you can see it moving

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Lin111
Lin111
April 6, 2024 6:32 pm
Reply to  Deborah

Hi Deborah We are both night owls it seems. Though I was working on a puzzle when #2 arrived. Couldn’t scroll back that far but was able to see Mama eating shell at 06:24. Was surprised but thrilled #2 hatched so soon. I love the close viewing this cam provides!

Lin111
Lin111
April 5, 2024 9:41 pm

About12:58p cam time, can watch Athena feeding owlet. Rat is on the menu.

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
April 6, 2024 10:34 am
Reply to  Lin111

🤢

Lin111
Lin111
April 5, 2024 9:23 pm

Owlet looks so funny with eyes on the side on a big head like a whale…lol. I’m in love💛

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
April 5, 2024 9:48 am

first chick hatched April 4

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Lin111
Lin111
April 5, 2024 12:51 am

We have a hatch🥳🎈On scroll back first quick partial view of owlet was 13:24 yesterday. Looked like Mom was eating shell at 13:11.

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
April 5, 2024 9:44 am
Reply to  Lin111

yay!!

Lin111
Lin111
April 4, 2024 9:39 am

04:19 this morning. Maybe pip on left upper side of left egg.

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
April 4, 2024 12:57 am

22:28 p.m.

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Vicki
Vicki
April 4, 2024 7:09 am
Reply to  Deborah

Looks like a pip!