The camera below is on the High Plains Environmental Centers property in Loveland, Colorado. According to High Plains Environmental Natural Areas staff, Barn Owls have been in the area for several years.
The owls were using an old very small nest box that had never been cleaned. It was in rough shape and the owls needed something larger. Employees of the nature center built and placed the nest box that you see in the video.
Watch the Owls live below.
A pair of Barn Owls have been inside the box since the early morning of the 30th of March.
This year (2018), the female laid her first egg on either the 8th or 9th of April, as the cameras were off for a few days due to cloudy conditions.
She has decided to lay her eggs under the camera making it a bit difficult to see the number of eggs laid and the dates they hatch. We do know that at least three eggs have hatched, as of 19 May.
**We would like to thank The High Plains environmental Center and Rise Broadband for their assistance with making this owl video possible. Without there generous donations, this video would not be possible. Thank You all very much!
*****This camera is powered by solar panels and a battery. At times this system goes down for a variety of reasons including cloudy days and power outages. The camera is often fixed up and running within a few days.
Each nesting season the public is invited to come and watch the Barn Owls being banded. The third photo is of the group of onlookers from 2017.