Konigstein Castle Eagle Owl Nest Cam

You are watching a live cam situated on the nest of an Eagle Owl family. The nest is located on a ledge in the courtyard of the castle ruin Konigstein, Germany. This is a 24/7 live stream with night vision.

2019: 3 eggs successfully hatched. 2 owls have branched and one (named Gizmo) is still in the nest. Gizmo was the last to hatch and is smaller than it’s siblings. The castle courtyard was closed to visitors and no dogs were allowed on the grounds during nesting. Gizmo ended up being taken to a rehab center because he wasn’t progressing like he should have been. For more detailed information about this years happenings please visit koenigstein.de

2022 update – Unfortunately, the well-known Königstein owls have also moved this year – not away from Königstein, but within the large castle ruins. The good news: unnoticed by the municipal YouTube cameras, the Königstein owls have started breeding. However, the nesting site is in a place on the castle ruins that the cameras cannot see.

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
1 year ago

cool shadows around midnight

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
1 year ago

update from their youtube page: Dear eagle owl fan community, Unfortunately, our Königstein eagle owls have been rare in the breeding niche since the beginning of March 2021. There can be several reasons: • Up until now it was too cold and drafty for them in the castle and they will brood there later • You have found a more suitable breeding site for your offspring • They are setting out the brood this year At this point in time, however, we do not want to start from the latter two situations and do not give up hope. Just like… Read more »

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah

At the end of September 2020, the male owl inspected the nest again for the first time. From January to the end of February 2021, continuous nest activity and courtship singing could be detected – the male eagle owl naturally more regular and enticing, but the female eagle owl also examined the nesting niche more often and “tried it out” a few times. Until then, we couldn’t find out that anything was wrong. The male eagle owl suggests suitable breeding sites (these can also be different) and the female eagle owl checks them. Ultimately, she decides on the most suitable… Read more »

Kasey
Kasey(@kasey)
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah

Thanks Deb!

Kasey
Kasey(@kasey)
1 year ago

Nice view

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
1 year ago

still not seeing owls but I could hear them while watching these cool views

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Kasey
Kasey(@kasey)
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah

Those are great pictures! Maybe a little too early for them to nest.

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
1 year ago

🏰

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