June 29, 2012
With the owl box empty, I decided it was time to remove the remaining camera and wiring and give Donna her dining room table back. Now you know why over time the picture gets fuzzy or cloudy. (See picture above.) Even though I was able to clean up the camera it no longer worked and had to junked like so many of the other cameras. These web cameras are just not designed for this type of use but we made them work. If you remember back then, I had installed almost a dozen cameras, all out doors (these are not outdoor cameras) with over 3,000 feet of wiring running everywhere so we could broadcast for you The Owl Box and surroundings. That is just what it took but now I have removed all the cameras and all the wiring. If Molly or some other owl comes back they will be able to have their babies without the world watching.
Donna and our lawn guy are once again happy that they don’t have to work around all the wiring. And believe it not our life is getting back to normal. We don’t get recognized as much when we go out but as I write this I got a phone call from a friend that was not aware of the owl box. Believe it or not, not everyone was an Owl Box Fan. She said she had taken her grandson to Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve and he picked up the storybook Molly The Owl so she bought it for him and then discovered she knew us and just had to call and let us know.
The Kestrels have been growing fast and one of them, the female fledged yesterday. The male is still in the box. One of the things I observed about this hatch is that since this kestrel box does not have a perch, the babies kestrels stayed inside the box longer as you will see in the photo. The female looks almost full grown when she fledged as compared to the previous hatch when they came out of the box looking like babies since they could just step out on the perch.
Austin completed another course today and remains at the top of his class at Platt College. He has just three months to go to get his AA degree and he will be half way to getting is BS in Media Arts. Time does fly by. Here is a link to some of his design work. http://www.flickr.com/photos/austin4media
All the best,
Carlos, Donna and Austin
Other Goodies (4th of July coming up)
Eric’s New Book: Fearless Click Here Save 41%
Fearless is on New York Times Best Seller List of books to read.
Have you ordered your personal copies of the Molly Songs? If not be sure to check them out on iTunes.
Photo of McGee by Carlos Royal: http://www.cafepress.com/mollytheowl.628020845
Molly Watchers E-Cookbook http://mollytheowlbooks.com/store/books-bookmarks/molly-watchers-e-cookbook.html
2012 Calendar www.cafepress.com/mollytheowl
Austin’s Designs (Your purchases help him pay for his schooling)http://www.cafepress.com/austin4media