Feb 21 2013
If you haven’t been watching PixController’s eastern screech-owl webcams you’ll want to start now.
Back in October when I first wrote about the webcams, eastern screech-owls were just starting their winter-roost season. The birds hadn’t chosen preferred boxes and a squirrel was time-sharing in one of them.
Since then two owls have sorted out who roosts where. They’re definitely aware of each other because they sometimes visit each others’ roosts or eat each others’ cached food.
This week they’ve been busy in Owl Boxes #2, #6 and #7. On Tuesday night the owl nicknamed “Allie” caught and cached a mourning dove in Owl Box #2. Last night she came back to eat it. The motion detection cameras keep track of the owls so you don’t have to stay up all night. Click here to see recent archives of owl activity.
Now that Winter is ending, things are about to get very interesting. Eastern screech-owls nest in March. Will they nest in one of the boxes?
Click here or on the image above to watch PixController’s Eastern Screech-owl Live Webcams. You can also follow PixController on Facebook where Bill Powers posts the day’s best photos from his many webcam installations.
(image from PixController.com)
p.s. The owl looks white because of the infrared light.