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My wife is an owlcoholic

Is anyone else watching the owls, Molly and Magee?

They are a pair of barn owls that have nested in a guys back yard in California. My wife has been watching Molly the female as she hatched these eggs and the owletts are almost ready to fly away.

Magee brings the youngsters an mouse or two each day and Molly feeds them.
  
She can watch this for hours and I was curious if any one else was watching.
She says they are cute.
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I think that is great.. Nothing like watching nature do its thing... Look at it this way it could be worst she could surf the net day in and day out...
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What is the website for this?  A few of us were watching the loon cam this spring and it was the first year in a long time that we didnt have any baby loons.......
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http://www.sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Live_Owl_Nest_Box_Cam.html

I had to google it...lol..You cant see anything right now though. Owlcoholic..lol
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thanks this_big!!!  Off to be an Owlcoholic now!!
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OMG!! I wish i'd never read this post...lol..2hrs i've been watching...Nothing!!! 10 more minutes, 10 more minutes. I feel like i have to wait for one of the parents to get there..I wanna see a damn owl...lol
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Oh just wait, it only gets worse!!  We sat all day long watching the loon cam.....
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Ok I have it open now.. I can say my name is lesa and I'm a owlaholic :) Noisy lil thing lol
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Oh no, this is going to be worse than the loon cam. I will be in owlcoholic within the hour!! LOL
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All you night owls should like this!!

My wife tells me most of their activity takes place after dark. The little ones should leave the box by, or around this weekend.
They will leave at night.

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the loon cam damn near did IBK in!!  This one will be no different.
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What are you saying sara, IBK is loony?
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Hey, I resemble that remark!! LOL
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I'm not touching that one at all!!  Oh wait WTH.....You do know the Loon is Minnesota's state bird dont you??!!!  
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The oldest of the two owletts, Ashley is standng in the owl box door.
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Oh my gosh I will have to tell my oldest she is one she has one tatooed on each arm
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I love the gray tufts of baby feathers on their head!!
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my name is Terry and I'm a owlaholic too! How beautiful!
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Looks like the one is having a real nutritious breakfast!!!
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I see they got the Don King hairdo going on, just as I do the last few days. I feel so connected...LOL
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Don King hair do lol! Yup rat food in the morning yummmmmm
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Just had to go and have a look they are soooooo cute,I'm hooked
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narla your screwed...LOL..It was real active last night..well this morning...i'm on the east coast. I finally saw the adults bring food. Now i think im hooked..damnit
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I am nodding off watching them sleep. It feels like I'm a boat with them. Yup, I'm hooked!
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Gee addict3, thanks for adding to our issues!!!  LOL

I did find a cam in Africa or something......gotta chase it down again.
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Did you see they are going to have a pinic?
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I am trying to get on there now and it wont connect...THIS IS NOT GOOD
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I can only see two at the moment,are they the babies waiting for mum to return?
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There are only 2 in the nest.....I havent seen their mom or dad yet.  They were munching on a mouse this morning.
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Cool
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I can't get owlcam at the moment awww
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OMG...I avoided this topic til this morning....thanks you guys...I love this stuff.  The best of the Internet.



Jim
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watching them sleep is making me sleepy
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I love how they stand there and drop their wings.....they look so goofy!!
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No kidding...I love owls to begin with..the fascinate me and for some reason remind me of cats.

speaking of birds my parrot won't shut up.
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happened to click over there in time to see one of the owls dining on a mouse...entertaining to say the least
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Hey..did one of them fly out and I missed it :-(
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they are both there.....maybe one had to use the restroom!!
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Use the restroom..what a kind way of putting it but they are not that "gentle" with each other, also a kind way to put it. Daddy probably left for some "vittels".
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I saw them...I could watch them all day but work interrupts.
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it's VITTLES!!!  lol
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For Heavens Sake, if I were from The Ghetto I may know how to spell!! Either way, they are nodding and eating rodents. Who the heck got me into watching this btw?
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This is ridiculous,this_big told me I was screwed when I first went and had a look,now I can't get enough.HELP!!!!!
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Can someone tell me why they dont sit or lie down to sleep?
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Narla,

I asked my wife the same question.....as they get older they stand up to sleep, kinda like a horse...I guess.

IBK......It was Sara!!!!!
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To heck it was...I would be the first to blame her but not this time honey..it be you!!!
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Well I'm officially an owlcoholic.
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LOL..my fiance was like...Are you bird watching...on the internet..and just walked off shaking her head. I told her its not bird watching, its owl watching....There's a difference!!

Did you see the adds for all the Molly/Magee swag? theres even a song!!
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La la la la la  
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Thanks a lot addict3, now I have been checking in on these damn owls the past 2 days, pretty cool tho, I love owls. I will not let this owlcoholic addiction grow cause as we know addiction is progressive haha.
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I heard the song when I went and looked at them again,sounds good
looks like they're eating dinner right now.
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My other half wants to make sure everyone who is watching the owls knows about the exterior camera, owl box 2......says the action is good after 10 pm pacific time.....she switches over about then to see the parents more often.
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What time is that in Aussie time  LOL
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It should be about 5:40 p.m. now in Ca..............not sure in Aussie time..........I  have never been there, would love to check it out!
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narla,

Ok...i think i figured out the time difference. Sydney is 17hrs ahead of California time. Its just after 6 pm on Wednesday in cali so 10pm should be at 3 pm Thursday your time..(Sydney time.. you can do the adjustment)..LOL..dont know if this is right...should be close
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We have another box we can switch to at night??  I should hook up my computer to the tv and then i could have a big picture of them!!!  

Now we will all have seperation anxiety when they leave the nest........

addict3......haha you got in trouble by IBK!!!
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I wonder how many mice they eat a day.  I think they are munching on one now.....
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I lucked out and just saw either mum or dad come back with food,now we have a feeding frenzy.
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Most birds sleep standing up unless they are sitting on eggs/chicks but after a while the chicks get to big :) birds are prey also so best to be on your toes !! midnight here in Cali and you can barely see one.. they are sleeping :) my husband gets irritated when I have the sound on for the noise they make Guess it is time to crank it up lol
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I've been watching them for 67 hours.

Please shoot me.

Mice are starting to look good.

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I can't stop either. I have seen Molly and Magee. Glad I don't have a life lol!
Yup, I am soooo hooked!
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Those babies are just so cute.  I need them to sleep now tho so I can, it's bed time here downunder. Too much more of this & I will have owl eyes.
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I just love the way they move their heads. The way they look at things.
Do ya think things look different if you turn your head a really hard right? lol
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Beat, I can't do that anymore since I got clean but trust me...the view is much clearer this way..LOL

You guys just wait for the Spring and The Infamous Loon Cam. Sarah got me into last year and I was getting out of bed in the middle of the night to watch the dang Loons. Addicted doesn't begin to describe it.

I have come to the conclusion in the last few days that I need a life!!! I really do.....
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Oh the loon cam website WILL be put up in the spring!!!
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It's 1am here and I just got home and had to have a look before I went to bed,I'm a sad,sad person.I have to get up at 6am.
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Good Heavens Narla...it got you good!!!
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IBK you are to funny lol! Hurts my neck just thinking about it.

I am looking forward to the loon cam.
Narla I am with you. Every time I walk by the computer I have to check on them.

Ahh the life of a Owlcoholic!
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I sent the owl cam to a friend and he sent this back to me. Wait until you see this owl LMAO!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCgbYnNAbSM&feature=related
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I got upset with hubby at first because I thought he'd turned the computer off. LOL
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That's freaky.
Now you've scared me,and I have to go to bed,I'll be dreaming about freaky owls all night. LOL  
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He is kinda scarey but relly cool lol
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Chow time!
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beatingthis, that is one crazy owl. Is it real?.......that is crazy!!!
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Im scared to look!!
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Yes he is real. Here is the info I found on it.


Ptilopsis leucotis : the transforming owl
Category: bird
Ptilopsis leucotis is already a strange looking owl also called Northern white-faced owl. When face to face with a 35cm long owl, it tries to appear larger to scare off a possible enemy... ...but when puffing up won't work, then it's time to transform into a kinf of "evil owl" : (Pictures Credits)
Read this on animopedia...
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He is one scary looking bird but I must say, he has quite a groomed hair do, unlike our local friends..LOL
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I had to shut down the cam for a bit. First, the RSS feed is knocking out Safari on me for some reason and second, watching them nod and sway just reminded me of how I spent more than half my life on drugs. I looked just like them! I know this sounds nuts but that is how my warped brain works and I'm learning to listen to it.

So what else we got? Beavers? Wallabies?
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There is a cam in Africa by a pond that you can see animals come up too.....want me to send you the link??!!
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I'd like that link, pretty please.



Jim
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Me too..pretty, pretty please? I asked nicer than Jim. LOL
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Me too..... very pretty, pretty, pretty, please mam?
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well, I asked first!
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I will send you cookies....and cake....

(I AM going to win this, don't mess with me boys...ROFL)
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Ok, Ok, enough of the groveling lol! Step aside and let me show how its done.

I will send you Sara all the hits of the of all the Head bangers from 1970 to 1999.

What do ya say?
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This is gonna get ugly...... Give me a minute....
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http://www.sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Live_Africa_Animal_Cam.html

Here's the link!!!!now pleeease stop grovelling-LOL
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Guess what?I nearly forgot I'm 400 days clean today,as of Saturday 2nd Oct,

Yippeeee Yi Yo
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I'll send sara more pics of my grandchildren
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Thank you Narla and congrats on your 400 days lady!!! I am proud of you!!!

P.S. Beat, As the old saying goes, "You're gonna need a bigger boat". See, I called Sarah at work and got the link for FREE. I assume you spent a pretty good penny on that collection. This is the big leagues honey and I don't intend on losing!!! LMAO
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Thats cheating lol!
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Uh oh, she is home from work and going to tell on me. I am in a world of trouble......
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Yes you are~~~~~
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Well it's official,I have MOD
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What is MOD? I keep seeing that..lol
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Molly Obsessive Disorder
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OH!! its all coming together now..lol
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Lifes much easier when everything comes together.  LOL

You are the one that told me days ago after I saw the owls for the first time that I was screwed,how true those words were.
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One baby is gone :( Ashey flew the coup. Well she fell off.
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They dont know where she is yet either.  Wonder when the other one will go.  I feel so bad for the other one, she is all alone.  Not liking this now!!
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I was just wondering where the other one was,Carrie looks sad.
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Ashley is back!!
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I just saw they were both there,It's so good to see them together again,
I hope we can get free psychiatric help when they leave for good,I'll need it,separation anxiety is the pits.
how will I fill in my time?
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What happened? Did she fly back in?
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yes she did. I feel like a proud mom lol!
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Still owl watching..... They are turning the camera off on the 20th. I will miss these little guys:(


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They are looking all growed up, LOL most of there chick feathers have gone,I think I need to book in to see my psychiatrist for the 21st LOL.
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It will be sad to see them go but someone has got to clean the dust bunnies in that place!! LOL
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I go with you Narla!

Tugging at my heart strings they are....

I am not cleaning that box! 3 cat boxes are enough for me. I can just imagine what that box must smell like between dead animals and other goodies  YUCK!!!
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I am not cleaning either........I have my limits.
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OK what's happened I can only see 1 owl,where's the other one?
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Both owl babies stayed away from the box last night!! All grown up. I will miss these little cuties!
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