Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fourth Egg Laid

The fourth egg has been laid, but, due to the exceptionally poor reliability of the video capture system lately, I wasn’t able to get a picture of it. With luck, the video capture system will stay up for a while, and Mme. Owl will reveal the eggs again soon.

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:35 AM CDT

    Thanks for the live cam you do every year! Thanks to you, we are in season 6 in Cedar Park (1431& 183) with 2 eggs as of yesterday am. Last year we had 4 owlets leave the nest box. Mark & Donna

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  2. Just saw the captures from the 8th...the owls this year certainly are equal-opportunity hosts, aren't they? that's new...during nesting season, that is...

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  3. I love your nestcam. I find it enormously cheering.

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  4. Thanks so much for the nest cam. I find it enormously cheering.

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  5. The "new" pictures from the 8th and 9th are fantastic! I know you think you're being all stealth, but it's pretty obvious she's on to you!

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  6. Nice to see what might be going on in my own screech owl box! (I have my first nesting pair)

    Very exciting!

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  7. Love to see this picture! I'm very excited for my owl in the nest box and wanting to see the development. Thanks for your great capture.

    Stan Jones "Wedding Invitation"

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  8. Chris - the projects you outline in your March 28 entry on the owl cam page sound wonderful - I know that I for one enjoy singling out good captures, and having the archive open would give us viewers enjoyment, as well as taking that job of selection off of your plate. I hope you have the luxury soon - first, of course, of getting a bit of rest - and then of having time to enjoy tweaking the owl cam! Thanks for everything.

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  9. Congratulations! We spotted at least 2 owlets last night...let the fun begin!

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  10. Anonymous12:38 AM CDT

    I never see an egg of an owl, it's good that you capture some pictures of it. I'm wondering if it is big as the egg of the chicken?


    david - Accelerated Nursing

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  11. David, A screech owl's egg is much smaller than a chicken's egg. (Since screech owls are much smaller than chickens, that's to be expected.) To get an idea of the size of a screech owl egg you need to see one photographed with something to provide scale.

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