Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Owl Addiction -Molly and McGee

So a nesting pair of owls has been a bit of an addiction lately. It's crazy when it's 12:00 midnight and you're glued to the screen with thousands of other people watching an owl sleep. People all over the world have been tuning in to see Molly and McGee taking care of their eggs, eating rats, mice and rabbits, 'bonding', coughing up owl pellets, and turning eggs.

One has finally hatched. A small owlet named Max now has center stage while he struggles to hold his head up, screeches, flops around, is preened by his mother, eats shredded rodents and waits for his siblings to hatch.

Carlos and Donna Royal set up a nest box two years ago. It has taken until now for some owls to move in but it has been well worth the wait. Carlos is a very well-spoken, down-to-earth host. He and Donna have taken to the publicity and interest in their project with apparent ease and grace. Carlos carefully and thoughtfully responds to questions concerning Molly, McGee and their brood. He is even hosting discussions with school children and chat members.

If you have a few moments stop in and see Molly, McGee and their growing family. You may just stay for a while.

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  1. I just discovered Molly and McGee this morning and have watched all day, I cannot tear myself away! As the Owl Turns!

  2. Thanks, I don't know how I missed this!

    We have an owl in the summer who nests high in a stand of bamboo we have on the property.

    I don't knw where she goes in winter, but it's an amazing sight.


  3. Lynn, thank you for introducing me to this amazing little owl family. There have been many times when my husband and I have pulled up a lawn chair to watch the birds tending to their nests and nudging the little fledglings out the door - but this is on a whole different level of bird watching! LOVE!

  4. I've been watching for a week, am hooked!