The owls are settling in at Nicasio School in Nicasio, CA, about 32 miles NW of San Francisco.(http://www.nicasioschool.org). To support Nicasio School, visit http://www.nicasioSF.org. Donations ensure that all students of Nicasio have enrichment classes such as Art, Music, and Spanish.
The owl box and camera were installed by the Hungry Owl Project (HOP) in spring 2007 as part of its education program. HOP is a non-profit that promotes the use of non-toxic pest control by encouraging farms, ranches, vineyards, public lands and homeowners to install HOP-designed barn owl boxes instead of using rodent poisons to control pests.For more information or to make a donation to the Hungry Owl Project, please visit (http://www.hungryowl.org).
The students of Nicasio School have officially named the two barn owls Salt (male) and Pepper (female). They felt that these names were both fun and appropriate as the male owls tend to have a whiter colored breast whereas the females tends to have more dark speckles on their breasts.
Stats are provided by dedicated viewers of the Salt & Pepper Fan Club. Visit the fan page @ http://www.facebook.com/groups/saltandpepper
3rd Clutch - (Winter/Spring 2012)
Owl # 1 - Egg laid 6:42pm PST 2/29/12. Hatched 3/31 @ 2:53pm PST
Owl # 2 - Egg laid 8:24am PST 3/03/12. Hatched 4/03 @ 1:03am PST
Owl # 3 - Egg laid 7-11am PST 3/05/12. Hatched 4/05 @ 10:17am PST
Owl # 4 - Egg laid 10:15am PST 3/07/12. Hatched 4/06 @ 11:46am PST
Owl # 5 - Egg laid 12:10pm PST 3/09/12. Hatched 4/08 @ 05:18am PST
Owl # 6 - Egg laid ~8:00am PST 3/11/12. Hatched 4/11 @ 12:19am PST
2nd Clutch - (Winter/Spring 2011)
Owl # 1 - Posey - Egg laid 3:54pm PST 2/22/11. Hatched 3/29 @ 12:19am PST
Owl # 2 - Lincecum - Egg laid 2:31pm PST 2/24/11. Hatched 3/29 @ 12:19am PST
Owl # 3 - Cain - Egg laid 5:35pm PST 2/26/11. Hatched 3/31 @ 6:51pm PST
Owl # 4 - Torrez - Egg laid 11:26amPST 3/01/11. Hatched 4/02 @ 6:20pm PST.(Did not make it to fledge)
Owl # 5 - -------- Egg laid 4:43pm PST 3/03/11. (Was Lost)
1st Clutch - (Spring/Summer 2010)
Owl # 1 - Ginger - Egg laid 1:30pm PST 4/4/10. Hatched 6:28pm PST 5/8/10
Owl # 2 - Cinnamon - Egg laid 10:30am PST 4/7/10. Hatched 2:33pm PST 5/9/10
Owl # 3 - Peppermint - Egg laid 12-4pm PST 4/9/10. Hatched 11-11:30pm PST 5/10/10