Our Owl Cam is streaming to you 24/7 from The Landings, Savannah, in coastal Georgia. This nest is 85 feet in the air. The pair of Great Horned Owls who have claimed this former eagle’s nest as their own have been seen in and around the nest since late October. They’ve nested now and mom’s sitting on two eggs. We expect the first egg will hatch sometime around the end of the month. Stay tuned!
Some “delicious” courting activity has been captured on video, scroll down to have a look, and even further down to get a feel for the installation, and its ups and downs.
Lots of uncertainty over the months since camera, sound and infrared light were installed, but now, with the owls committing, we go live. Our partners at Cornell Lab of Ornithology are preparing to incorporate this as the latest addition to their bird cam program. Meanwhile, through the generosity of Tim Sears of HDOnTap in Del Mar, CA, we are able to bring you live coverage of our birds 24/7 from here at The Landings. And the Cornell Lab will be online very shortly!
What about the bald eagles? If you scroll down, you’ll see Tim’s archival footage showing the nest being checked out early on — by one eagle. And Landings residents often reported spotting an eagle in a nearby perch at the edge of the salt marsh, a favorite spot in past years. There was every expectation they would breed and nest for a third year. And all our systems (and website) were primed for eagles, as you can tell. But, while one adult and one immature, stayed in the neighborhood, the mature pair, the two it takes to tango, never appeared. It’s a guess what happened, maybe one was lost in the off season. Maybe they will return next year.
But here are three reasons to be excited about having hooters — they are more elusive than eagles, the nest cam gives us the rare chance to see them during the day; owl cams are rarer, there are more than 30 eagle cams in the U.S., we are one of only 10 great horned owl cams; and owl chicks are way cuter!
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Oops – video stream isn’t working on android devices (phones and tablets) – apparently a well known issue and fairly common, but we’re on it! Seems to work fine on PCs and Macs