Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meet Molly

My newest obsession.
Molly is a Barn Owl.
Her mate is McGee.
Molly is here with what is believed to be her first clutch.
This is a live cam outside her owl box near San Diego.
It is on 24/7.
Black and white is the night vision.
It is in color during the daylight hours PST.
We have two owlets so far: Max and Pattison.
McGee roosts in a nearby palm tree during the day.
At night he visits to "bond" and bring food.
Molly leaves the box at night for a few minutes to fly around and poop.
Sometimes I cannot watch her eat her dinner.
Nature is neat but sometimes too real for me.
There are three more eggs that might hatch.
Owl eggs hatch in order of when they were laid.

Now settle in and watch this.
When you don't get anything done today, you can thank me later.

32 comments:

The Irregular Goddess said...

OMG...yes, finally someone who knows about Molly!!! I love love love watching Molly!! It's definitely addictive. She is so beautiful, and it's so interesting to watch her, McGee, and the babies. I love it!!

Tammy said...

Awwww, I just saw her yawn! I'm hooked.

TSannie said...

First the puppies...then the hummingbirds...and now the owls.

And you claim you're packing???

;-)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

She knows I'm looking at her. She is staring me down! Love this. Thanks for sharing.
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These Nine Acres said...

Thanks a lot. Now I am never getting my shopping done. When all my kids starve I will blame you ;0)

Deb said...

What next? Thanks for introducing us to Molly!
Weather is cold here...but still managing to get sunburned. Not my intention, of course!

The Incredible Woody said...

She must have had a crazy night - she seems to be sleeping pretty soundly:)

Daryl said...

Fabulous .. I sent that link to our Lisa who is an animal lover addicted to things like this, she was devastated when the hummingbird mama left the nest ..

Are the owls helping you pack?

Nurse Nancy said...

Fabulous but I cannot get involved!

Trisha said...

Molly the owl might be the next big thing. Thanks for letting us know about her. Of course, when I got the chance to watch what was she doing???? EATING! Yuck!

Abraham said...

She seems to be dozing. So tired. Head nobs. Eyes closed. Sun shines on her. I bet she is proud,

Emom said...

Love the way her head nods with her breathing...smiles.

Ann Marie said...

I love you.. my job hates you.. LOL
Smooch
Re

ro said...

I also love the eagles at Norfolk Botanical Garden. www.wvec.com. The babies are a couple of weeks old and are so much fun to watch. Their little heads bobbing around as they try to hold them up and get their parents attention for food. Thanks for sharing the owl, I will continue to watch with amazement!!!!

Treasia Stepp said...

Oh my, right now she is sleeping pretty soundly. Will have to come and watch more later on.

Land of shimp said...

Aha! She has an unwavering stare! Molly knows her own bird mind.

At least that's what the look she was just giving me said. Isn't it funny that some of the things we do online are actually about simplifying our lives a bit? Watching puppies, birds, owls.

I had a friend link to her doggie day car/kennel when she was away on vacation, and we spent a shocking amount of time watching doggie day car.

Sometimes the simplest sights are just the most engrossing.

Grandma J said...

How adorable! I'm also following 5 baby barn owls in Orange County CA and a Bald Eagle (with two eggs) on Catalina Island. I love the peak into the world of mother nature.

Gayle said...

Molly, McGee and kids live down the road a piece from us. Our local PBS station talked with the man who has Molly. He told a funny story about not knowing how to use Skype, FBook, Twitter, etc., had his three cameras going only to look up and see himself in his pjs, hair askew, being beamed across the world. LOL
Gayle
San Diego

Sassy said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh I am totally diggin' that....so cool!

Hilary said...

This is a hoot.. errr. sorry. Truly it's very cool. :)

Nancy said...

I love this! I also love owls.

slommler said...

This is amazing!! Now how am I going to get anything done today?? Hmmm!!???
Congrats on your POTW
Hugs
SueAnn

TechnoBabe said...

Molly is going right up there with Susan Boyle. Instant Success!

Land of shimp said...

Stopping back by to say congratulations on the post of the week mention over at Hilary's for the addictive Owls!

In a weird aside, my husband and I have a tendency to all each other McGee...because we're both ridiculous people, years ago I met him at the top of the stares, and in my best Bondian Villain voice, I tented my fingers together and said, "Cuddles McGee, we meet again."

Now everything is McGee. "Making dinner McGee." "Running Around the House, Desperately looking for a battery McGee."

So when I showed this to my husband, he wanted to know how someone had gotten ahold of what is clearly our designated owl. Yup, addictive and goofy, all at once.

Land of shimp said...

stairs, not stares. Ay yi yi. More coffee and fresh horses for my men...or something less ridiculous.

Daryl said...

Congrats on POTW mention from Hilary

TSannie said...

Congrats my friend. Well deserved POTW.

Life with Kaishon said...

I have been watching since Grandma J sent me many, many moons ago : ) Fascinating stuff, right?

Cricket said...

I'm with one of your previous commenters... I just can't get involved. ;-) No, really, amazing stuff. Congratulations on the potw.

Mental pause is clearly not just for Mamas. I'm just now realizing it isn't Wednesday.

Dianne said...

Hi there to Molly :)

I love watching these live web cams, I'm addicted to a few

congrats on POTW

imbeingheldhostage said...
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imbeingheldhostage said...

Now go and watch The Fourth KIND. You owe me that for making me sit here staring at an owl when I still have sleep calling my name.

Congrats on your POTW mention!


(sorry for the deleted comment, I look stupid enough without giving the wrong movie titles)