About the Barn Owl
About our web cams
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About our live Barn Owl Webcams:
We currently have two live Barn Owl webcams 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. If there’s no owl in either image please wait – these are wild birds which are free to fly anywhere they like - one could fly in at any moment! Most activity takes place at dawn or dusk or during the night.
The Web Broadcasting Corporation kindly provides both the cameras and the images to the Trust free of charge.
If you enjoy watching the live Barn Owl webcams,
please help support the work of the Barn Owl Trust.
How to get to the Barn Owl webcams:
Go to the Web Broadcasting Corporation Website: www.thewebbroadcastingcorporation.com and then click the Barn Owl photo for whichever webcam you want to view.
Watch Barn Owlets growing up:
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 enjoy watching the parent birds produce eggs, then the owlets hatch and fledge.
P.S. These owls are wild! Consequently they are free to come and go, so may not be in the image at all times. 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.
Barn Owl Trust Webcams emails:
We now have a dedicated email address for all correspondence regarding our owl webcams so please email firstname.lastname@example.org for all webcam-related comments. Thank you.
Technical Information about the Barn Owl Trust Webcams:
When you click the Barn Owlet Nestcam image a new page will open, which looks like this:
The image may take about 30 seconds to appear. Once the image appears you can select 'Zoom' to enlarge the image to full screen.
You will need Windows Media player 9 or above to view the Barn Owl webcams.
Webcam Technical Problems:
Sometimes - especially at times of high interest, such as when the owlets are hatching, the webcam connection can be unreliable. Please be patient!
Follow the owls' progress with the Barn Owl Webcam Diary.