Pot Plant Owls - Johannesburg, South Africa

You are watching live streaming video of a Spotted Eagle Owls nest, better known as "The Pot Plant Owls". This nest has been built in a potted plant on the camera owners balcony. The Eagle Owls have returned to this nesting site every year since 2008 to raise their brood.
About this nest - The female will lay from 3-4 eggs 48 hours apart and begin a 30 day incubation period after the last egg is laid. The owlets will fledge after about 55-70 days from hatching. Read more about this pair of Spotted Eagle Owls at the pot plant Owl blog.

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Chris in Olympia
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Chris in Olympia

From Tracey & Allen on Facebook:

Pot Plant Owl
3/17/2019

I went to the Vet Clinic on Friday. Pappa was being treated with the new alternative medication. He had shown interest in food and consumed a meal, which is good news. I have not been able to get an update over the weekend.

Chris in Olympia
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Chris in Olympia

Another post from Facebook: Pot Plant Owl 3/15/2019 While we wait for the veterinary clinic to open its doors so we can get an update on Pappa, I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on Pappa and Trich. Yesterday I went through the despair of what it would be like if Pappa succumbed to Trich. We we all sad and concerned, and obviously extremely worried for Pappa. This morning, I’m thinking beyond my own projections and looking at the situation from Pappa’s viewpoint (as best as I can). It is highly unlikely that Pappa was affected with Trich when… Read more »

Norma vallis
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Hi – no, I understand what you are trying to do, but owls are territorial. Put him in another territory and you have 2 birds that will be at least badly injured, or 1 die, the other live injured – it just won’t work. Equally, is it possible to say an area is disease free? If it were disease free, would you be poss be taking disease there? At the end of the day, he’s a wild bird and we have all been lucky to share some of his life,but I can’t condone moving him around. Hope meds help but… Read more »

Chris in Olympia
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Chris in Olympia

Update from Facebook: Pot Plant Owl 3/14/2019 Pappa has been found and caught. This morning we received a call that an owl was on the ground close to our house. We knew that it was Pappa. We called Murray and the two of us went there with a net. Pappa tried to fly away, but Murray was too quick with the net. We caught him successfully. We took him to the Bryanston exotic and Avian Vet. They confirmed the terrible disease Trich. He is currently being treated with new medication that Owl Rescue Center has proven to be the most… Read more »

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ShirleyE
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ShirleyE

Hope the new medicine will get Pappa through this and back to good health.
Keeping him in thought and prayers. doubleheart injured

Thank you Chris for sharing this update.

Chris in Olympia
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Chris in Olympia

Another happy report from Facebook from Tracey & Allen:

Pot Plant Owl

3 March update and it is good news. bigsmile

Pappa paid a visit to the nest last night. He went into the pot and called, so he is in good health.

ShirleyE
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ShirleyE

Wonderful !!!! ♥️Pappa♥️
Was going through my pics this morning and found so many special ones of the PPO family 🥰

TY Chris blush

George
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George

Thanks, Chris.