Meet Molly, a barn owl and new mom. A retired couple in San Marcos, California rigged an owl box in their backyard with a color video camera streamed to the internet — with sound. You can watch Molly here: http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox. She has about five eggs she’s been laying on since Feb. 13th, and one owlet hatched last night. Go meet Molly. Seriously. Go meet her.
“We’re up to 20 countries where people have contacted us and said they’re watching Molly,” said Carlos Royal, owner of the owl box and U-Stream video during one of his cut-ins to the live feed to talk to fans of the site on March 21. “We have more people watching Molly than attended Woodstock.”
Carlos and his wife Donna support making residential backyards friendly to wild birds. They are trying to use this nest box cam to educate people about owls and living with wildlife. They’ve also been getting some media for their efforts.
So. Go meet Molly.