CHAT RULES - see "Show Info" at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owlceanside2
- View 2nd cam on Channel #2 at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owlceanside
Barn owls, Mel (the male) & Sydney (female), are located in Oceanside, California. They've been courting in the box during the evening. The Box-builder/owner is originally from Mel(bourne), Downunder (+U.S proud citizen), hence the Aussie names chosen for these owls.
The relatively warm winter weather in San Diego County seems to have brought them into the box early to investigate it for nesting potential - we shall see.
The box has been up since mid-November and owls moved in two weeks later!
At this rate we might have a clutch in January and owlets in February - check back often - CAMs will be broadcasting the action.
Box is located about 16 feet above ground level. Dimensions - Length 30", Height 18", Width 16" (left-to-right dimension seen on interior camera), Porthole 6" diam. (and about 6" above box floor)