About the Barn Owl
About our web cams
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How to get to our webcam(s)...
Go to the Web Broadcasting Corporation Website (click the link >) and then click on whichever webcam you want to view.
We currently have two web cams on a farm in Cornwall (UK) where wild Barn Owls are nesting in a specially designed Barn Owl Trust nestbox. Nestcam is a close up view of the owls' nest inside the nestbox and Barncam is a view of the nestbox inside the barn.
The Web Broadcasting Corporation kindly provides both the cameras and the images to the Trust free of charge.
Wild Barn Owls have been nesting at this site since 1994 and most years they have been successful. However, please be aware that they are wild birds and we are not in control of what happens to them! It is natural for some of the eggs to fail and some of the nestlings to die and we cannot be held responsible for this.Survival and nesting success are largely controlled by food supply and encouraging the creation of prey-rich habitat is one of the most important things that the Barn Owl Trusts does. Hopefully the owls will do really well this year and you'll really enjoy watching them.
P.S. These owls are wild! Consequently they are free to come and go, so may not be in the image at all times. If there's no image at all then a technical fault is to blame. Sorry! Please try again later.
After the young have left the nest, or if the nest fails, you might still see the adult Barn Owls from time to time in and around the nestbox if you're lucky.
Unfortunately the computer programme that sends out the live images (Windows Media Encoder) is unreliable and has to be manually restarted every time it drops out, sometimes several times a day. If you are watching the owls and the screen goes black then you should try clicking "refresh" (the small button with two arrows on your toolbar). If we have restarted the encoder then the live webcam image will reappear. We do our best to keep the live images working non-stop and we apologise for any down-time.