Barn Owl webcam Shamraig Caillagh-oie
End of season update
We are delighted to report that our pair of Manx Barn Owls successfully raised three youngsters during the summer of 2018.
We shall endeavour to keep the live stream running, with occasional intermissions in service for maintenance. The birds have now vacated the nestbox, though one or more might return during spells of harsh weather to seek the warmth and security of the nestbox for roosting.
We remain most grateful to Adam and Bill Denard, Michael Howland, the landowners, Sure Isle of Man and the generosity of a number of individual donors for making this exciting project possible. Thank you to all those who participated and watched the unfolding events of the summer months.
It is our aim to re-run the project in 2019, so please do watch this space!
Live video camera
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Listen to an edited version of Bob Carswell's interview with Manx Barn Owl Project Director Adam Denard, featured in Shiaght Laa on Manx Radio (12 April 2018):
Our Barn Owls are wild birds. They are free to come and go. If you are looking at the live feed above and the nestbox is empty, or if you simply wish to enjoy some of the action we have previously recorded, check out the images and video clips below the timeline table.
|Sun 09 Dec 2018||09:13||With the male still in the box, a brave Wren with maggot pays a fleeting visit!|
|Sun 09 Dec 2018||08:30||Male returns to the nestbox with item of prey.|
|Fri 03 Aug 2018||05:20||Nestbox is again empty with all the owls out and about. Two of the birds had returned (from hunting?) by 06:15.|
|Wed 01 Aug 2018||22:16||For the first time, all three juveniles are out of the nextbox.|
|Tue 31 Jul 2018||21:31||One of the juveniles seen out and about around the buildings.|
|Tue 31 Jul 2018||08:00||All juveniles back in the nestbox.|
|Tue 31 Jul 2018||00:32||Two juveniles leave the nestbox.|
|Sun 29 Jul 2018||One juvenile temporarily leaves the nestbox this evening.|
|Tue 24 Jul 2018||20:30||One juvenile temporarily leaves the nestbox.|
|Sun 01 Jul 2018||Planned downtime for maintenance work.|
|Fri 22 Jun 2018||04:30||Fourth hatchling died. Three hatchlings now surviving.|
|Mon 18 Jun 2018||Fifth hatchling has perished. Four hatchlings now surviving.|
|Sun 10 Jun 2018||08:00||Fifth egg hatched. Remaining unhatched egg is possibly the first one to have been laid.|
|Thu 07 Jun 2018||13:00||Fourth egg hatched.|
|Sun 03 Jun 2018||04:00||Third egg hatched.|
|Fri 01 Jun 2018||11:30||Second egg hatched.|
|Wed 30 May 2018||02:00||First egg hatched!|
|Thu 10 May 2018||Sixth egg observed.|
|Mon 07 May 2018||Fifth egg observed.|
|Fri 04 May 2018||Fourth egg observed.|
|Wed 02 May 2018||Third egg observed.|
|Tue 01 May 2018||Egg laying featured on Manx Radios 6pm news programme.|
|Sun 29 Apr 2018||Second egg observed.|
|Fri 27 Apr 2018||First egg laid.|
|Thu 12 Apr 2018||Featured on Manx Radios Shiaght Laa with Bob Carswel (Adam Denard and Neil Morris).|
|Mon 09 Apr 2018||Owl cam publicly launched.|
|Thu 08 Mar 2018||Detailed records of regular occupation start.|
|Tue 20 Feb 2018||Just two separate visits recorded today.|
|Tue 19 Dec 2017||13:46||First inspection by one of the Barn Owl pair.|
|Mon 18 Dec 2017||Streaming computer installed.|
|Fri 01 Dec 2017||Nest box erected on site.|
09 December 2018. A fleeting visit from 'Jenny' Wren
Above video clip (slowed down): A Wren appears briefly (with maggot) before it gets the 'death scare'
and decides that 'discretion is definitely the better part of valour'
09 December 2018. Back in the box
Above video clip: After a long period of absence since the youngsters fledged last summer,
the male returns to the nestbox
31 July 2018. Out in the open
Above image: One of the youngsters was photographed tonight out of the nestbox
14 July 2018. Good hunting
Above image: There's now plenty of evidence of what food the owlets are being brought by the parents
03 June 2018. Hatchling #3 greets the world
01 June 2018. Meet hatchling #2
30 May 2018. Meet hatchling #1
10 May 2018. Six eggs!
02 May 2018. Three eggs now! Tree oohyn nish!
Above video clip: Now three eggs.
27 April 2018. We have eggs! Ta oohyn ain!
Above video clip: The first egg.
09 March 2018. Early morning mating
Above video clip: Early morning mating.
08 March 2018. Early evening bonding
Above video clip: Two birds! First mating.
08 March 2018. Late afternoon domestics
Above video clip: Longtail meal time.
08 March 2018. Morning activity
Above video clip: 'Here's looking at you kid!'
20 February 2018. Late evening inspection
Above video clip: This new carpet looks interesting!
19 December 2017. Early afternoon visitor
Above video clip: Checking out the new pad?