Barn owl wildlife webcam

Barn Owls at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve © Paul Williams

Barn Owls at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve © Paul Williams

Barn owl wildlife webcam

Welcome to the Lorton Meadows' barn owl webcam

This is a live and unedited stream, so occasionally you might see disturbing images of the natural world. Our policy is to allow nature to play out without disruption or interference. If there are any technical camera issues, we will work as quickly as possible to get them fixed. If you have a problem viewing the stream, please try refreshing your screen. Our thanks to Wildlife Windows Ltd for the camera installation.

What can you see on the webcam? 

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Latest updates on the barn owl nest box

23 June 2022: Regular viewers will have seen and heard outbreaks of loud hissing and squabbling amongst the owlets. It's perfectly normal owl behaviour and they are expressing their attempts to dominate one another and to attract the feeding adults' attention. It may well also be irritation at being hit more and more by the others' wings as they bounce around the box - they really are quite big for the space now and will be getting ready to leave the box fairly soon. You may notice that there is a piece of black plastic tape and possibly a cable tie on the floor of the box - it's a critical stage for the owlets so we would not investigate further as they don't seem to be too bothered by it but of course, we will be monitoring it. 

10 June 2022: All four owlets are doing well and have been seen wing exercising to tone up their muscles, the precursor to young birds taking flight. Their sub adult feathers are becoming more obvious now although two of the chicks are still quite downy. The owlets have not yet left the box even though you may not be seeing them. The box is bigger than the area covered by the camera and they are climbing into the tunnel to take advantage of the cooling draught. 

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