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Watch barn owls raise their chicks on an “Owl Cam”

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 at 1:28 pm in Barn Owl, Web Cam, Wildlife.

Frida and Diego are two barn owls that live in a nestbox in the attic of a warehouse in Benicia, CA. A video camera was installed in the nest box a few years ago and you can actually watch the owls live (24/7) as they incubate their eggs and raise their chicks. To date, this year, Frida has layed four eggs.

It’s a fun Web site. Check it out at:

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2 Responses to “Watch barn owls raise their chicks on an “Owl Cam””

  1. Pat in Antioch Says:

    Been watching these guys thru 2 clutches now; what fun!! Gary, do you think these two are REALLY Frida & Diego, or symbolically Frida & Diego? (Meaning different owls from past years?) I read somewhere that the lifespan of these guys can only be a couple years, so I’m curious.

    Pat in Antioch

  2. Ernst Kniprath Says:

    Hi Gary,
    found your nice video clips on Frida & her chicks at youtube. I saw that 2 of the babies dissappeared between 2007-4-19 and 2007-4-27. Studying this disappearence of young barn owls I woulb be very much interested to know and perhaps to see on your video how this happened.
    best greetings and a godd year 2010

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