Linden Owl Cam

We have a wonderful and unique opportunity to view the owl's behaviour during the breeding season. We hope that you enjoy watching the Owl Cam as much as we do.

Last year, EcoSolutions installed an Owl Cam on a Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus) box in Linden and 1000's of viewers watched the 3 owlets grow! The adult owls are back in the garden daily and were investigating the box on Monday night, 12th June. We are all keen to watch the beautiful process again.

UPDATE: The female owl laid her 1st egg on Saturday, 11th September 2021 and the second egg was laid on Wednesday, 15th September 2021. Female owls start incubating their clutch after laying the second egg. The eggs are incubated for 30 - 32 days.

2nd UPDATE: The owlets hatched on the 13th and 14th October 2021. Keep an eye on the box for little white balls of fluff. The female owl is still tightly down and keeping the owlets warm. The male owl brings food throughout the night and the female owl will tear the prey item into small pieces to feed to her owlets. The female owl usually leaves the nest and returns to feed her owlets between 18h00 - 20h00.

3rd UPDATE: Exciting times are ahead! On Friday evening, 22nd October 2021 at 18h05, we placed an orphaned owlet into this owl box to be fostered by this owl family. There was no history on the owlet when it was handed into the Joburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital (JWVH) and the best chance of survival was to place him in a nest with owlets of similar age. The new owlet is about 5 days older than the 2 owlets. We have a very unique opportunity here to see exactly how the fostering goes.

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