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Offline Gary

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Hey all, thought I would share this with you.  I may have mentioned before that my parents have been trying for months to get some Barn Owls to nest in their yard.  Well, they finally purchased and built an owl box and posted it up.  It has recently become occupied by a couple of Barn Owl's.  And egg was just laid last night.  They have a live streaming web cam setup for you to see.  Check it out.  It's a really cool way to watch nature without disturbing it.  Enjoy!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jill-s-owl-box
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That's too cool, Gary. Thank you for the link. I love Barn Owls, so I will be sure to check back on them to see how they're doing.  :)
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That is awesome, Gary!  I'm going to tune it. 

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Amazing, Gary.  What a fascinating project!  I really enjoyed this.  Thanks for posting this!
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Amazing, Gary.  What a fascinating project!  I really enjoyed this.  Thanks for posting this!

Fascinating! I love owls. I think it's so cool that your parents are doing this. :-)
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Has Willow laid any eggs yet?
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You can see them in the webcam.... there are 5-7 eggs right now!
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LOL! Every time I looked all I saw was an owl sitting very still. It's amazing she laid so many eggs. How long until they hatch?
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I was talking to my mom the other day and I believe she said in a week or two.  I just sent an e-mail to confirm.  They have some much bigger plans for the next family that comes through.
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That's cool. I will be sure to check in more often.  :)
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I've been following the escapades of Bear Grylls and Willow and I'm amazed by the size of their growing family.  :)
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I've been following the escapades of Bear Grylls and Willow and I'm amazed by the size of their growing family.  :)

My parents and their owls have become celebrity's.  They have received so many hits and visitors from around the world.  It is really an awesome thing for my parents!  I'm glad you have enjoyed it.
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Soo, all the babies have left the box, I think!!  My parents put up a new, bigger and much nicer box and they are already at it for another batch of eggs.  Lot's of cool photos at the blog!

http://www.bearandwillow.blogspot.com
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They are adorable!!!  :).
(And they help keep the rat and mice population down.)
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This has been a really cool project.  It must feel like having a little bit of National Geographic in the family. :)  I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the next one.
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That's absolutely amazing, Gary. Your mom and dad's owl box has helped them raise large clutches of owlets, which means lots more owls to eat the nasty rats and dreaded gophers. I was thinking about your family's owl box the other night when a barn owl flew low over my front porch. I was amazed becuase it so large and beautiful and it didn't make a sound as it flew. Owls are amazing creatures.  :)
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