Digital News Report- Have you ever wanted to watch baby Owl’s hatch and grow up? Well, you’re in luck! You can view the Owl Cam, which views a family of Great Horned Owls in a nesting box installed 260 feet up one of the stacks at Xcel Energy’s Valmont Station in Boulder, Colorado.
So far there are two eggs. Last year, two babies successfully hatched, grew up, and left the nest. One of them fell into a power plant and had to be rescued by hand. If this years eggs are healthy, they could hatch as early as the first week of March.
Due to the nocturnal nature of the creatures, they use an infrared camera, which shows images in low light as black and white. Images are taken at two minute increments and stored on the website. They also have news updates and information on the animal.
The Great Horned Owl is one of the largest owls in North America and can have a wingspan of more than four feet. Owls are very protective of their nests and have been known to attack people who get too close. The mother tends to stay in the nest to keep the eggs warm while the father hunts for food. The mother owl usually leaves the nest in only short increments, though this particular owl has been spending plenty of time away from the nest.