A trio of
great horned owls have become international celebrities after a livestream
camera observing their nests went viral.
owls, two females and one male, were spotted by employees at the Desert
Research Institute (DRI) in Reno nesting on the second story ledge of one of
their buildings. Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist David Catalano checked
on the nest to make sure there were no problems.
these two female owls lay eggs less than a foot from each other, in the rocks
of a ledge 30 feet above the ground, right against the window of an office is
very unique,” said Catalano.
NDOW and DRI
partnered to install a livestream video camera that went live this week. Since
going live the owls have been viewed by people from all over the United States
and even New Zealand and Great Britain.
this live feed would get some attention, but I don’t think anyone thought it
would blow up like this,” said Aaron Keller, NDOW outdoor education
coordinator. “It just goes to show you how passionate people are about
DRI and NDOW
set up this livestream as a way for the public to observe these amazing birds
without disturbing the nest. The owl livestream camera be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOuiNxtECzA
. You can also check out other videos on the NDOW YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/NVDeptofWildlife.
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