The Owl Box is Live For Molly’s 2nd Clutch

July 19, 2010

McGee with a Mouse

Donna and I have decided we will just spend our vacation this year in and around San Marcos/San Diego, a beautiful place, and broadcast The Owl Box “Molly’s Second Clutch.” We don’t plan to spend 24 hours a day like we did with the first clutch but you should get plenty of viewing time. Like they say, the first time is special.  

I figured that Donna and I we spent over 2,500 hours broadcasting the first clutch. We are not complaining just letting you know it takes more than just plugging in the camera for you to see Molly and McGee. If it goes off the air, which it does, we might not be around to fix the problem right away. Just be patience we will get it back on the air when we return.

We have removed the P.O. Box, not that we don’t enjoy the cards and letter’s but we just don’t have the time to respond to them all. The best place to leave us a note is right here on Molly’s Box Blog. You can support the broadcast by visiting our CafePress site and buying something you like or you can help send Austin to College by purchasing Molly’s Story a documentary on DVD, 100% of those sales goes into Austin’s College Fund. Visit

For the hardcover book “Molly The Owl,” “Molly Song” and the “Molly Watcher’s eCookbook” go to

For Fine Prints go to 

For a MOD’s Journal and Cartoon’s go to

We hope you enjoy the Second Clutch, but just remember we don’t control the weather or what happens…It is Nature. Our policy is to let Nature take it course.

Carlos and Donna Royal

213 Responses to “The Owl Box is Live For Molly’s 2nd Clutch”

  1. Connie Rice Says:

    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. I am very exicited and appreciate all you are doing to share the owls lives with us. Love and deep appreciation

  2. Lynne Morrow Says:

    Hurray. What an unbelievable treat! We will be watching and cheering from this Mississippi River town and applauding the wonderful California efforts to provide one of the purest, most life-affecting experiences one could ask for. It is more than any of us could have expected. Thanks so much. We’ll be there for the duration.

  3. Lisa Sharp Says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you! We are all so appreciative of this gift and all you’ve done for our viewing in the past. We know you love it as much as we do! But yes, you do need to live your retirement lives and enjoy – not work! Thank you can not be said enough! :) We love you and Molly!

  4. Audrey and Charlie Van Eeckhout Says:

    This is yet another great piece of news.. That you will be close by to be the protector of the coming brood…. We will be watching very closely the events that be coming….

  5. TivahFromVA Says:

    You two are amazingly generous people! I can’t believe you are doing this for us again. I really can’t. Thank you both and Austin for all you have done and for all you are about to do. I, for one, think we are being spoiled and surely won’t be asking for more than whatever you chose to do.

    Thank you so much!


  6. Kim Gibson Says:

    What a fabulous thing to do, thank you is not sufficient, but thank you! Off to Cafepress to say thank you in a more concrete way! I hope you enjoy your staycation… San Diego IS a nice place ;)

  7. Loonz1 Says:

    Thank you so much for doing this. It’s wonderful to watch Molly and her family. I appreciate all you and Donna have done.

  8. Janie Branisom Says:

    I hope you know how much we appreciate this. Donna, we love you! I know Carlos wouldn’t do it without your approval. Thank you so much.

  9. Katy Van Note Says:

    You are the most generous folks I have ever encountered. Gratitude will be the only thing all of us should have in our hearts for you and Donna. I am eagerly awaiting my DVD. I know it has been shipped and it will be the next movie we watch on the big tv.
    Thank you for broadcasting. We are so lucky.

  10. Carlos, a second broadcast at this time is so unexpected. You and Donna go over and above for us MODs. Thank you so much. Hugz to you both and Austin too.

  11. Karen in Sebring, FL Says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH. What generosity you have demonstrated to all of us MODs! Thank you and God bless. Love, Karen

  12. Angelwalker Says:

    Thank you Carlos and Donna for deciding to share the second clutch of eggs live :) You both went above and beyond the call of duty with the first clutch and no one can blame you for wanting a bit of time for yourselves. My husband and me wondered how on earth you managed the first time and remember well how tired you seemed at times. It is wonderful that this time you won’t be worn ragged yet able to share when Ustream and your camera/computers are cooperating.

    Thank you again for bringing Molly & McGee live for the second time and hope you and Donna have fun with your excursions this summer.

  13. Monica Says:

    What a wonderful surprise.. You both are truly amazing people. Thank You so much for sharing with us another wonderful time with Molly, McGee and her 2nd clutch. How blessed we are, and so grateful to you both. <3

  14. Pam Says:

    Thank you!

  15. Cathy Says:


    ~~~~~~~~ THANK YOU CARLOS & DONNA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You both are such a blessing to all of us and we love you.

    Very grateful,

  16. Pat Williamson Says:

    Wow! Thanks! You both just made my day! It will be so nice to see what happens this time around. Whatever coverage we can get will be GREAT!

    Thanks again.

    Pat Williamson
    Divide, Colorado

  17. Mary Bellis Says:

    Carlos and Donna –

    Thank you so very, very much for the unexpected broadcast! I would not have blamed you all one bit if you had decided not to, because you had said before how many hours in the day you spent.
    But it is so greatly appreciated! I will be tuned in daily! Especially after the owlets are here! I have been so enjoying my e-book, my cookbook, the many pictures I have on my computer, and can’t wait to get my DVD’s, and then finally the hardcover book! I am sure I will be purchasing more as this wonderful experience goes on!

    Thank you both, and Austin, for everything you have and will do!!!

    Thank you!

    Mary Bellis
    Baraboo, WI

  18. Terri Holmes Says:

    Thanks you so much Carlos. Beautiful pictures and such a handsome McGee. I’m sorry you are not taking your vacation. Hope you get the Jeep fixed. We love teh chow, no matter how long teh cameras are up.
    Terri Holmes
    Irvine, CA

  19. kate Says:

    Carlos, Donna, and Austin,
    Thank-You from the bottom of our hearts! All Molly lovers, what a truly special gift we have been given. Please, everyone, let’s do what we can to support the Royals and what they have so graciously decided to do for us. It is a tremendous sacrifice for them to make after what they have already done for us.

    If you are able… an extra donation for Austin, or another fun purchase from CafePress, or maybe a couple more dvds for those Christmas gifts, let’s do what we can as a way of showing our gratitude and thanks. For the countless hours of learning, friendship, and happiness the Royals have given us, it should be our pleasure to give back. Thank-You again, Royal family.

    • Michelle Says:

      I agree! I’m going right now to purchase Austin’s DVD. Let’s make sure the Royal family knows how much we appreciate them!


  20. Ingrid Welch Says:

    Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for letting us see Molly again. This summer heat has gotten me so depressed and now there is brightness in my life again all because of a little owl and good people like you and Donna and Austin too.
    Thank you again and again.
    Ingrid Welch
    Leona Valley, CA

  21. Rosemary Says:

    Thank you just does not seem to say all that is in my heart. Carlos and Donna, you are the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet… even if only on the internet.

  22. Sam Fleming Says:

    Thank you Donna and Carlos! You are such generous, wonderful folks. Whatever glimpses we can all have into the “second clutch” we will be grateful for.
    Sam NY at SPO

  23. Ingrid Welch Says:

    Forgot to mention, I hope what ever time you take off for short vacations is a good one but just watch out for all the autograph seeker as you are a star now all over the world. ******
    Ingrid again

  24. Sam Fleming Says:

    Ooh, and now maybe there will be a second photo book, if you keep taking these magnificent photos??
    (And if the first edition sells well, of course.)

  25. Chris Hall (Cpeke) Says:

    thank you So Much Carlos & Donna!! What a wonderful gift!

  26. Karen Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the second clutch with the world. I appreciate it so much.

  27. Betty Mitchell Says:

    What wonderful news! There aren’t words to express how we all feel. Well, there are but it would take pages to write them all. THANK YOU!

  28. Stephanie Says:

    Oh you guys are wonderful! I knew I was attached to Molly but didn’t realize how much until I just got on and saw this message and cried and called my mother who has been a constant watcher as well (she was at work). The two of you have put so much of your lives into this process but know there are so many people that you have helped in the process. So many lives that you may have pulled back from the brink of disaster! Just know you have warmed hearts and filled lives with joy!

    I will be watching a ton at night since my hubby soon returns to Iraq for his 5th tour! That is my me time since I also have 3 young girls and work in a school and am going to school my self.

    Thank you for everything you do!!!

  29. Tresbien Says:

    No questions, complaints, or requests from me, just gratitude and love! You enjoy your vacation wherever and whenever it takes you away.

  30. Nora (couleedam) Says:

    Just wanted to say a quick thank-you. I have enjoyed Molly & McGee so much and the owl print is my favorite thing that I purchased. The DVD should arrive soon, and I’m looking forward to it.

    You are special folks to do this a second time.

    Relax and enjoy the wonderful scenes, nature provides :-)

  31. Lynn Dumont Says:

    Carlos and Donna – words can’t begin to express my gratitude! Thank you so very much. Molly IS my vacation and seeing new babies….what joy! May God bless and keep you all…..

    Love, Lynn

  32. Donna Franco Says:

    Carlos and Donna, Next sunday july 25th will be my 65th birthday..this is the best present i have ever gotten in my whole life. thank you so excited today…i have been hanging on to all your updates and now to see Molly again live, is wonderful. you and Donna are wonderful people. and i will continue supporting you and your family.

  33. Lynne Townsend Says:

    Carlos and Donna,

    What a gift you are giving to all of us! I am so grateful–watching the first clutch was such a wonderful experience–a life changing one for me. This new clutch and your decision to broadcast is the “frosting” on the cake. Many thanks, to both of you from a grateful “Molly” lover.

    Lynne Townsend (LynneMcKay)

  34. Thank you so much for allowing us to view the
    second clutch. We will enjoy what we can and will
    understand, if you are not at the controls. We want you and Donna to have an enjoyable experience too.
    All work and no play is never a good idea. Have a
    wonderful summer….I know you have made all of
    so very happy.

  35. Cheryl (cheryl624) Says:

    Thank you so much! It’s such a pleasure to be able to watch Molly again! If it goes off the air from time to time, so be it, I know you have a life outside the owl box. I’m grateful for all you have done and are still doing!

  36. FinnWV Says:

    Thank you so much Carlos and Donna! We are thrilled just to see Molly and McGee! You’re generosity goes above and beyond what anyone could ever expect. We appreciate what you have done and are doing so much that words are not enough! You are the best!

    Ginger (FinnWV)

  37. June Keane Says:

    Thank you so much. Not only will all the Mods enjoy and love every moment, but also the children. No school and they can learn about owls the way we all did during Molly’s first clutch. What a gift you are giving us all. We totally understand your thought and respect them. We are happy to just see our little family again. We’re all smiling because of you and Donna. Enjoy your vacation…you have earned it a million times over. Love to you both.

  38. Mel Penton Says:

    Carlos and Donna, You are the kindest, most wonderful people on earth. I thank-you from the bottom of my heart! I love you like family and your gift of time for us to all watch Molly, McGee and family is precious! It is priceless!
    Wishing you both much happiness! Love, Melodie Penton

  39. Michelle Says:

    Oh MY! I cannot even begin to tell you how very much I appreciate this! My house finally feels “right” again to have owl box noises and sounds of Mocks during the day permeating the downstairs. I’m shocked at how invested I am in this family of owls, but they are like a part of my soul. That day of fade to black was like a death in the family.

    I’m happy to know it will be on when it’s on and down when it’s down. You broadcast when you can and never apologize when you can’t.

    I am positively thrilled beyond measure and humbly overflowing with gratitude. So glad to have you and our feathered family back online again.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!


  40. Nancy Hairfield Says:

    Heart felt thanks to you for this wonderful suprise treat. This definitely makes my day and many more to come. God bless you Carlos, Donna, Austin, Eric and all who have worked so hard for our benefit.

    Love you all


  41. Joy Taylor Says:

    What lovely news to find on my computer this morning. Your gracious generosity is above and beyond anything expected. From your devoted fans on the Crystal River in Glen Arbor, Michigan – are sent heartfelt thanks to you both – to all of you – for your caring for Molly and her next family as well as for all of us that love them from afar. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  42. Ginny Says:

    Thank you. I have been missing getting to see Molly, McGee and family every day. I am always looking for news on how they are doing. You are so kind to let us share in this wonderful experience.

  43. Genia Potter Says:

    From the way the joy was flying on the Internet yesterday as each of us discovered Miss Molly live, you will have already seen how very, very happy we are to hear this incredibly wonderful news! Not only are the Royal Owls back, they are better than ever with the new cameras.

    Thank you so very much, dear Carlos and Donna. I will so grateful for every minute that we have with our beloved owls.

    Off now to express my joy in a concrete way in a donation to Austin’s college fund.

    • Genia Potter Says:

      Just ordered my DVD and discovered the problem I encountered has been solved. Thank you, good people.

  44. Denise Says:

    Thank you Carlos for showing her 2nd clutch. I cnjoyed watching her first one. This time I will get to see the eggs hatch. I found her after her eggs hatched the last time. So this will be a treat. Again THANK YOU for doing this with her 2nd time around. All the time and work into it.

  45. Lisa Smith-Godfrey Says:

    Words cannot express how grateful I am to you both for doing this again for us all. Thank you oh so very much. Never could get into the other owl boxes. This is the one I love, so am thrilled beyond measure that you will do this once again.

  46. Donna Says:

    you guys are the best!

  47. Kim Says:

    I just found out this morning that there was live feed again via Sportsman’s Paradise on Facebook. I know you’re making a HUGE sacrifice, and all I can say is “many times, thank you”!!! I’ll be watching…..

  48. Tina Says:

    Thank you Carlos!! Just wondering if there is some way to provide shade for the box to help cool it off…

  49. Michelle Says:

    Thank you so much for deciding to broadcast this again. We are all very appreciative for the opportunity. I hope you enjoy your staycation. I now know what I will be doing for some of mine…

  50. Sue Steinke Says:

    What a wonderful surprise to see Molly live again. I have been following your posts on the blog, but nothing can replace seeing it all unfold first hand. Thank you Donna and Carlos for once again sharing your owl box with the world.

  51. Sally In Charlotte NC Says:

    I cried when I read you will stay to show us the 2nd clutch! Seeing Molly and McGee lifts the hearts of everyone that watches them and their young! Thank You doesn’t seem enough to say when you have given us all such a beautiful gift. But Thank you a thousand times over!

  52. Sharon Penfold Says:

    You must be the two nicest people in the whole world!!! What a wonderful surprise to start the day. I can’t express how I have missed Molly, and how I have missed seeing the two of you and feeling like we are neighbors. (I wish we were—it’s so hot in Texas!) Thank you a million times for being so generous. I know God will bless you even more for being such special people!

  53. What wonderful news. It was so fun to discover Molly “live” again last night around 2am! Thanks and hugs to you both but please, this time, be a bit selfish and put yourselves first. The time that you and your family has spent enlightening and educationing the world about Molly’s place will never be forgotten.
    Shirley Wingate

  54. Rita Says:

    Carlos and Donna.
    I’ve looked forward to progress on Molly’s second clutch each day. Don’t know how to say Thank You except THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  55. Diane Mattson Says:

    Carlos & Donna, thank you from the bottom of my heart for broadcasting. I am so grateful. I did purchase Austins DVD, know it will be awesome!!! God Bless you for sharing this with us!!! This has been awesome and I am sure you are thrilled about Austin getting a good head start on his college education. He is a very fortunate young man too. We have all benefited from this in one way or another.

  56. Grace Cangialosi Says:

    What a wonderful surprise to find Molly on last night! Thank you so much for your continuing generosity, Carlos and Donna! I really hope this doesn’t take over your lives again–even an occasional glimpse inside the box would be wonderful.

    Enjoy your vacation! Even though it’s so close to home, I hope it will feel like a real vacation.

    Grace Cangialosi

  57. Monica Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have made many people very happy. You really do care about us, the viewers and we so appreciate it!

  58. Laura Says:

    Just want to Thank you and Donna. You made alot of people happy when you let Molly go back on live.
    This site….
    also has been watching and everyone on there Thanks you also. The chat on there never went down either when the camera’s did.
    I wish you and Donna the best…

  59. Margaret C Kremer Says:

    Thank you!

  60. JudyR Says:

    Thank you so much! I know this is a huge sacrifice of your time, but is so appreciated. I’ll tell you why for me and many others like me.
    I am a full time caregiver to my husband, who has Alzheimer’s. I have little opportunity to leave the house ( only a quick hour here and there). So Molly watching has been a wonderful diversion for me. It made me happy and gave me something to look forward to.
    I think it is so wonderful that you have touched so many with this interesting and wholesome event(s).
    I am looking forward to the hard-cover book and will share it with my grandkids ( also Molly fans). I have the mug and am ordering the DVD.
    Thanks so much !

  61. Jerri Weed Says:

    Dear Royals,
    I don’t know how to say how tickled I am that you are taking more time out of your summer just for us crazy MOD’S. We LOVE You ALL so Much! I would say I would buy more goodies but I think I have everything. I can’t wait until I get the DVD. I see Molly every morning with my Tea anyway with my Beautiful Molly Mug.
    I’m getting ready to have Knee surgery which I will be down for sometime and now I have Molly with me to help me through this.
    Also a side note my Husband’s Jeep in is the Shop as well and it was the steering. Still in the Shop after 1 week. A little warm for him to ride his Harley to work but he is Happy for me to see Molly again as well.
    Thank You All,
    Jerri in Phoenix (KSBORN)

  62. Judy Phillips Says:

    Carlos and Donna,
    I want to add my appreciation to everyone else’s. I know what a life-changing experience this has all been to you- and all of us. Just seeing your dining room changed to broadcast central, and all the upgrades to the box and yard showed us how committed to Molly and McGee and their family you are. Like someone else said, the last day of broadcast was so sad, but Molly and McGee’s return soon after was just what we all needed. Then you showed us your new office and all the new equipment, and I had a feeling you couldn’t just leave it off forever. It will be wonderful to keep up to date on Molly’s new family, and perhaps to get an occasional report on the “big kids”, but nothing will ever match the wonderful experience we all had the first time around!
    Who knows what we will learn this time!
    Love to you both and Austin!

    P.S. San Diego is a great area to “vacation”- just think how many people come from all over the world to enjoy your beautiful area. Living in Door County, Wisconsin is a little like that. Sometimes we just have to take time to enjoy what others come long distances to experience. Looking forward to your next broadcast.

  63. Lajollaseal Says:

    Dear Carlos and Donna,

    OMG! Thank you beyond words!! The broadcasting of the first clutch was so magical to so many… We cannot thank you enough for this.

    I am home bound with a very bum knee and this really brightened my spirits!


    thank you again!

  64. Paula Says:


    Carlos and Donna, can’t thank you enough for this gift. I’ve been with you every day since the beginning (back in mid-Feb, think we had 6 people). Remember thinking “this guy has a cam on an owl in an empty box, I’ll be the only one watching” LOL but, within days our numbers grew along with Molly’s eggs. You are such lovely and considerate people to do this for the world, you’ve made a difference in so many people’s lives. Enjoy your hometown vacation, Paula

  65. renard Says:

    I would like Blog updates. Hope this works.

  66. Elsa Lichman Says:

    hi, this is amazingly great of you. thank you so much. wow. e

  67. Okigal2 (Dedi) Says:

    So grateful, tickled pink, excited, did I say grateful? What a lovely and unexpected surprise you have given us! Thank you just doesn’t seem to say enough…..
    Blessings to you both, you have given us so much joy.

  68. didinp Says:

    Oh Joy!! Please make it as easy on your life as possible – Just to have the feed available is enough for me. I surely cant watch like the first clutch in fact didint know you were back live until Monday morning because trying the Weekends without PC thing myself.

    san diego

  69. Becky Says:

    Donna and Carlos…I wanted to thank you both so much for postponing your vacation and broadcasting Molly and McGee again! You have made a lot of people so happy! Last night in the SPO chat room was like a wonderful reunion! Lots of good friends getting together once again, and sharing this great experience! Thank you both for allowing us back into the world of Molly and McGee, and the very generous Royal family!!
    purdyfarmsBecky SPO chat room

  70. Colleen Says:

    Thank-you so much! It’s a real treat to be seeing beautiful Molly again. God bless you.

  71. Nancy Says:

    Carlos and Donna, I echo everyone else’s response to the wonderful news. I’m so happy to see our beautiful Molly with her new clutch. What a sacrifice you are making on our behalf. We missed you guts!

  72. Liz Says:

    You are both incredibly generous! To have even occasional peeks at Molly and her family is such a treat. Thank you so much.

    You both deserve a vacation though. I just hope you weren’t too tired to take one! :-) We love exploring San Diego during our winters at Santee Lakes. We could just live at the zoo! So have a fun stay-cation.

    We are eagerly awaiting our DVD and plan to have a “showing” for special friends here who don’t have internet and never got to see Molly.

    See you in the owl box.

    Liz and Ron (LizOregon)

  73. Denise Says:

    Carlos and Donna ~
    Thank you for postponing your trip (once again!) to allow the world to watch this wonderful spectacle for a second time. You are such special people. I live in the Toronto area in Ontario, and I want you to know that you are very, very welcome in our home when and if you ever make that trip to Canada.
    Thank you for everything!
    P.S. Let the magic begin.

  74. Diana Schleicher Says:

    Carlos and Donna; The ROYALS!!!! Thank you ( I think) for enabling us all!!
    Yes, the first time was special, but the second time will be, too, in it’s yet unknown ways, and days. We (I) will NEVER forget what a wonderful couple you are, and what a wonderfully delightful experience this has been. You are a sly ole fox, Carlos Royal!!! You can say “It ain’t happening”, and keep a straight face. That being said,Thank You again.
    I have gotten several items from the different sources and will get more, just can’t do it all at once.
    Diana aka YTQ

  75. Kit Says:

    Thank You, Carlos and Donna! During the first clutch, we missed the egg sitting and hatching but saw the kids grow up, now we will be there from the beginning. We are so relieved we have something to watch other than bad television! We love you all!

  76. Judy Ambrose Says:

    You both must know what a difference you’ve made in so many people’s lives.

    Your incredible generosity is unique and appreciated.

    Thank you so much!!

    Judy aka googyluvsmolly

  77. VeeTX Says:

    Dear Carlos & Donna:

    Thank you so much for broadcasting Molly & McGee’s second clutch! I’m happy that you’re stepping down the tempo. The first time was special, but now we have the merchandise, the fledge ledge, cameras, etc. set up and hopefully none of us will demand anything more than just being able to watch Molly & family even on a limited basis. Hey, if you’re out and about the local area then we need to be patient till you return! Once again, thank you and bless you – now go have some fun.

  78. Mattie Conduff Says:

    Thank you Carlos & Donna for being so generous in letting us see Molly and her eggs..I watched the 1st time from the beginning..
    I appreciate any Molly time you share with us..

  79. Laurie Bishop Says:

    An unexpected pleasure and one I am grateful for. I missed the hatch and the growth of the owlets before–I came in just before the fledging–and I am hoping for the best this time. As you said, this is nature.

    You have done so much for the Molly Watchers, and I hope the joy you give comes back to you ten fold.

    Sincerely, Laurie Bishop

  80. Wow! You guys are awesome, awesome awesome! Dreams do come true…thanks to you!

  81. Susan Says:

    Carlos and Donna,
    You are truly a selfless, amazing couple. In a day where there are so many stressful and difficult things happenening, you are a bright spot for so many people. It would be nice if you could know how many lives you have positively affected. Thank you for sharing your family with us. Thank you for broadcasting and sharing Molly and McGee with us!
    Enjoy your vacations around San Diego,

  82. Carowl Says:

    Hello Carlos, Donna and Austin too! So happy, tears are flowing from gratefulness to hear you’ll be doing this. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Yesterday, it was such a surprise to find the camera up when I was doing my usual periodic chat-checking – it felt so good to see Molly again.

    And now you announced your new intentions, WOW! We will always understand, appreciate and respect any way you are able to do this without it interfering (too much!) in your personal lives.

    It just warms our lives to see Molly’s nurturing ways, and yours – thank you for your thoughtful sharing.

  83. Laura Horstsmann Says:

    Dear Carlos and Donna,

    I just finished reading all the comments here and I’m not as eloquent as many others. I am sitting here, however, with tears in my eyes because this makes me so happy to learn that we will be able to view at least some live broadcasts of Molly, McGee and the new babies. I have written to you before, though I’m sure you don’t remember since you are now “famous” and get a lot of notes from a lot of people. However, I will remind you that I’m going through a horrible divorce and nasty custody battle right now (actually for the past 20 months) after my husband kicked me out of the house after a 23 year relationship (16 years of that, we were married) and we have 3 amazing children who are 12, 10 and 6 years old. We all love to watch Molly and her family. We are all very thankful and happy to learn that you will be broadcasting again. But the reason this means so much to me is that I suffer daily with depression and problems with anxiety. Watching Molly and chatting in the Social Stream has been a real blessing to me and, as so many others have stated, words simply can’t express my gratitude! I just want to say God Bless You and thank you so very, very much! I am smiling through my tears!

    Much love to you and Donna,
    Laura aka lauramommy23

  84. Jane Says:

    Thank you very much Carlos and Donna. But, I hope you do take time for yourselves.

    Enjoy your vacation. If the video goes down we can wait until YOU have time to get around to fixing it.

    Thank you again for an amazing experience.

  85. Judy Steer Says:

    Thank you so much for allowing us to follow Molly, McGee, and family once again, even if in a limited fashion. We appreciate all you have given us and wish you a lovely vacation.

  86. Ricki Lundstrom Says:

    What a wonderful surprise yesterday was. I was invited out to dinner and didn’t go ’cause I had to watch and enjoy every moment of the owl box!!
    Thank you so much Royal Family. I will treasure whatever “action” you send my way.
    I’m still a lurker and always have been. I love watching the owl box and reading all the comments zipping by.
    Ricki in Tucson

  87. D.S. Langguth Says:

    May I be the 78th person to say what a wonderful, generous thing you are doing.

    For many this will be their first time watching Molly & her story. Let’s hope that it will be as magical an experience as with the first clutch.

    Everything Molly and the Royals has just been so very, very special.

    Thank-you. :)

  88. Laura Says:


    Please remove my last name from Comment #81. I only want my first name showing.

    Thank you very much!

  89. Bev aka beunge Says:

    It was such an unexpceted surprise to go to the owlbox site last night and see and hear Molly again – not to mention McGee on owlbox2. The Royals are truly a wonderful and generous family to cancel their away vacation plans and start broadcasting again. I hope Carlos and Donna ignore those who will always want more and more and only do what they feel they can easily handle. And that should go for the moderators on chat as well. I will always be thankful that I got to experience the owl box the first time around – a second time is just like additional icing on an already delicious owl cake. Love and best wishes to everyone.

  90. Lorri Miller Says:

    Carlos & Donna – THANK YOU!! Your generosity and kindheartedness will be forever appreciated!

  91. AZSunny (Karen) Says:

    Thank you, Royals, from the bottom of my heart! Continuing to share Molly and McGee’s adventures with us is an incredible gift. Thank you so very, very much!

  92. Torri Cable Says:

    Dear Carlos and Donna,
    Every comment above says how I feel and I add my own gratitude. I’m the person who sang Hello Molly at the first picnic and that was so much fun. I want to share what I can with you both- was going to wait until your return from vacation, but hey, you’re doing a stay-cation LOL.
    I work at Sea World and have tickets in your name-
    I can also add two more if you’d like to bring Austin and his friend. I want to set up a fun day for you at our wonderful park. Let me know if you’d like me to send you the passes or leave them at will call. You both so deserve a day off-
    and so does Austin. Just an FYI- Tuesday is the slowest day in the park…see you soon, I hope.

  93. Alex Fankhanel Says:

    Aloha Carlos and Donna,

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work you do to bring us Molly, McGee and their second clutch. I truly appreciate it!!! You are very special people!!

    With Warmest Aloha,
    Tulipgirl Maui

  94. Di Says:

    Thank you so much Carlos & Donna… have certainly made my day, I loved the first time, & then it was like sending the kids off to college……

    Appreciate all your time & energy, TIME & ENERGY, it deserves capitols for one time……

    Thank you both so much, Di from Canada

  95. Laura Says:


    If you can’t remove my last name, please delete my post and I’ll repost without my last name on there. I’m so sorry!


  96. Jeri aka owlbseeinu Says:

    Carlos and Donna,

    Let me first say “Thank You”. As you can see from all the comments, your generosity has affected so many in a positive way. You both are Angels! The people and owls of the world love you! Blessings to you!

    Jeri in HOT Scottsdale AZ

  97. Laura Says:


    It’s Comment #83 that needs the last name removed OR go ahead and delete the entire comment and I’ll repost. I’m getting annoyed at MYSELF for making that mistake!!! :o(

  98. Joan Ballou Says:

    Thank you. What a wonderful surprise. WE appreciate everything you do.

  99. Janet Says:

    Awww Carlosand Donna my heartfelt thanks!!!

  100. Alessandra Says:

    Thank you so much for doing this again.

  101. Debbie Says:

    Thank you so much Donna & Carlos for giving us this opportunity again. We watch this at work (and home. Since the fledge we’ve been “lost”.

    We so appreciate the gift of your time to bring Molly & McGee’s second family to us again.

  102. Susan Mayer Says:

    STAYCATIONS!!! All the time and money in the world can’t buy you an experience like this and thank you for sharing it with us. Here’s hoping you get a chance to enjoy it just as much as we do. Picnic at Lake Poway on July 25 if you have not been notified!!!
    Would love to see you there.

  103. Helen Erickson Says:

    Carlos & Donna – Thanks for opening up the camera again. This is such a treat. I can’t explain how exciting and pleasureable this is. Your sunset pictures are just beautiful. Thanks to you Donna.


  104. 3Bonny Says:

    Thank you! You two are so generous. You’ve made me and so many others extremely happy!

    By the way, I’m a neighbor (Carlsbad, CA). I guess I know now how I’ll spend the rest of my summer vacation! Couldn’t be happier.


  105. Angela Says:

    Dear Carlos, Donna, Austin,
    Thank You so much for all the gifts U have given us, & continue to give! We
    had just finished watching the Molly DVD; it made us both laugh & cry! (You did an amazing job, Austin!) I went to the chat room to post a comment–& what a wonderful surprise to find Molly & McGee LIVE! Made me cry again! You 3 have given the world such beautiful gifts; & given of yourselves many times over!
    Thank you for sacrificing your vacation, (& time, energy, –& etc!), to
    give us this incredible gift of watching this precious owl family again!
    With much love & gratitude to you, & may God bless you for what you have given us! We love you! Angela

  106. Marie Says:

    Carlos and Donna, you make my heart sing….this is something I prayed for. Though I will miss your great narrations, I certainly understand and am so appreciative to be able to view the second clutch right from the beginning this time. All I can say is “thank you”, it means more than you know. I am still waiting to receive my Austin DVD and will spread the word to others. Also, if you decide to produce a Coffee Table Book i will be right on it.

    Again, thank you so very much and may it come home to you tenfold for all your kindness!

    Marie DeMarco
    St.Louis, MO

  107. calysmeow Says:

    Bless you Carlos and Donna for this amazing gift of your time. Please know that MODs the world over are rejoicing and thanking you!

  108. Esther Says:

    Thank you, Donna and Carlos, for this remarkably generous gift to the many thousands of us (now-seasoned) owlwatchers, and to the many thousands more who will join us in the weeks to come.

  109. Pat White Says:

    Donna and Carlos:

    Thank you so much for whatever glimpse you give us. I have seen comments in the chatroom for people to go out and make this as big as the first one. I hope that doesn’t happen. As you said, the first one was special. This is just icing on the cake. I hope for yours and Donna’s sake, this one can be more relaxing and the both of you can just “enjoy” along with the rest of us this wonderful glimpse into nature that we don’t usually get. You both are very good people, and for that, there are many who are very grateful. I have supported at cafepress, the books and will be purchasing a DVD.

    Thank you again, as no other owl site has the appeal that The Owl Box does.

  110. Amanda Underwood Says:

    Carlos and Donna…my eyes are glistening and my heart is full! Thank you so much for sharing your time and technology once again. I’ve not only gotten totally attached to the owls but completely enjoy it when you and Donna come on and speak! It just makes me smile! You’re both such inspirational people and a pleasure to have in my home. Thank you again!
    Amanda Underwood
    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

  111. Denise Thies Says:

    I was so excited this morning to read the Owl Box will be broadcast a second time. While watching last night, I was wondering if perhaps this might be the case.

    One of our best summer vacations was spent in and around our home in Southern CA and watching our two foreign exchange students experience, for the first time, all the beauty and places that surround us.

    I can’t imagine anything more relaxing than sitting on your patio, drinking your beverage of choice, enjoying those gorgeous sunsets, and watching Molly and McGee. No stress, just pure enjoyment vacationing at home.

    Carlos and Donna, all the thank yous in the world can’t express how happy you have made so many viewers. You two are very, very special people indeed and wonderful role models for your grandchildren.

    May you have a wonderful summer, with no stress and we’ll enjoy whatever time you feel like giving us.

    Love and Heartfelt Thank You to you both.


  112. InayahAZ Says:

    Thank you so much Carlos and Donna. You two are very sweet individuals. Watching Molly and her day to day activities gives me a sense of peace. My kids love watching her too. I hope you enjoy your vacation and have wonderful weather and happy times while you are on it.

  113. Sharon Palac Says:

    Here is a BIG HUG to you, Carlos, Donna, and Austin! Thank you for bringing our beloved Molly and McGee Family back to us! Have a relaxing staycation.

  114. Michelle Says:

    When I tuned in that first tuned in that first day several months ago and began watching Molly, I remember every first surprise: her reaction to the daytime sounds in the world around her, watching her sleep, move the eggs, eat. I felt like a voyer – a very happy voyer – but like I was being a little bit naughty all the same.

    I’ll admit the first meals were difficult to watch. It got easier very soon, and then I worried about how many rodents must be around my home!

    Now today to watch her eat that rat was pure heaven! This is what MOD has reduced me to! LOL

    So glad to have it back.

    Thank you so much once again and again and again!

  115. francie bowers Says:

    Well, golleee-gee! (Or Molleee-gee!) I couldn’t be more tickled, you guys are positively the best. I got my DVD today too…a banner day all around. A huge hug and thank you, Carlos & Donna, words cannot express what a lovely thing you are doing, but you are appreciated for sure!! Much happiness in PA today!!

  116. Cinda (SPO site) Says:

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much Carlos & Donna, for broadcasting this second clutch! Your time and dedication the first time was above & beyond, so I for one will be exceedingly happy with whatever we get this go ’round. Enjoy your staycation, and many, many, many thanks!

    Cinda(Sportsman’s Paradise Online site)

  117. mary & gary Says:

    Carlos and Donna;
    Thank-you for doing this for us MOD’s. I checked in on the owlbox last evenning and could hardly believe my eyes and ears. It is such a sweet sight and music to my ears. Hubby and I stayed here for vacation this July, the first in about 15 years and really enjoyed looking into new places to see in San Diego and short points north.
    Enjoy yourselves locally and thank-you again.

  118. Deb Lay Says:

    OMG Donna and Carlos, bless you! You made me one happy person. Thanks a million for doing this. We all love you and the owls so very much.

    Here is to a healthy second clutch!

  119. Lyla Says:

    Thanks Donna and Carlos! It is great to see Molly, McGee and their new clutch! You have both made a lot of people very happy.
    Lyla, Chapel Hill, NC

  120. lyn licay Says:

    Carlos and Donna, thank you so much for all that you have done and continue to do. It is very much appreciated and enjoyed. I’m sorry that your vacation did not happen exactly as planned. I feel a bit guilty that we will be able to enjoy M&M and family once again, but it is because you were not able to leave. Thank you again for allowing us to share in this heartwarming experience. <3

  121. maggie Says:

    What a great start to a Monday morning!
    When I was first notified about your site, all the eggs had hatched and it was not long before Max fledged.Now I can see the whole story from start to finish. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience.

  122. junco Says:

    Thank you so much, Carlos! As the unpaid director of a BIG nonprofit, I know where you’re coming from. It’s so tempting to step away, and then you remember all of the great people who really want you to keep going. Kudos to both of you for keeping this up, and please be sure to take some time to enjoy life outside the box. :-)

  123. Cat Says:

    YOU MADE MY DAY. Thank you so much.

  124. DotRot Says:

    Yippee Skippee!!!

    Time now for a second ebook, a second set of comics and a “Second Clutch Cookbook”!!

  125. Donna Peterson Says:

    Carlos & Donna,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! We love you and your owls! You will have to plan a really special winter vacation.
    Donna in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  126. Sandra Scott (sandyj999) Says:

    Not much I can add except to say thank you both for all your kindness. You are very special. :)

  127. Alice Says:

    I am so excited!!! It is wonderful, thank you so much Carlos and Donna. And hey, if you want to
    travel to Virginia you are welcome to stay here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge.

  128. Lori Says:

    Thank you so much for broadcasting this again. It was so much fun watching the first clutch. I’m looking forward to watching these owlets. It’s been such a great experience. Hope you do take some time out for your well deserved vacation though. Again, THANK YOU!!

  129. Bo Says:

    Thank you just isn’t enough. My heart is full and excited to watch again.
    Am recovering from HIP surgery or I would get up and dance around the office.
    Ascherman, get those lyrics ready for the morning sing a long
    THANK YOU for all that you have done!!!

  130. Jeri Lynn Says:

    Thank you for sacrificing your time to let us see what Nature does with Molly and McGee. I think helping Austin (I bought 2 DVD’s) with his college fund is brilliant! He has learned so much from you because of this experience. And your gift to the world means so much to us. Thank you, thank you! Jeri Lynn, Crestview, FL

  131. Kimmer Says:

    God Bless you Carlos & Donna, we are soooo happy here in NY to be a part of watching the owls, it has brought so much happiness to my handicapped brothers life i could never thank-you both enough. This is the best news we’ve had in a LONG TIME, Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts!!!!!!

  132. leslie Says:

    YAY! I just LOVE the photos of McGee. What a magnificent creature he is!

  133. Linda D. Greene Says:

    Oh my gosh..u guys are the greatest..not too many people would give up vacation for Molly MODS…Thank-you Donna and Carlos..must say the views w/ last nite’s cameras were just the best!!!

  134. LoveYourDNA Says:


    My heart thanks you!!

    Must go to the box now!


  135. Liz (Lizuk) Says:

    All I can say to Carlos and Donna is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxand thank you so much for making so many people so happy!

  136. Pat Canada Says:

    Thank you soooo much!!!!!!! I agree the first will probably always be the best and I can’t thank you enough for your time committed to that clutch. This one might be just as great – you never know what it will bring. I appreciate your allowing us to see her and want you to enjoy your time as well, so go out and enjoy San Marcos!

  137. Melanie B Saliba Says:

    Thanks so much Carlos and Donna for sharing the second clutch! Molly and McGee were an absolute delight to watch the first time around!

  138. Nancy Harp Says:

    What wonderful news to read that you are once again sharing Molly and her family with the world. This has been such an amazing experience, one can’t thank you enough for your kindness and patience to do this for all of us MOD’s. The DVD is wonderful, the Laughing Outside of the Box, journal is so much fun to read and although I haven’t started cooking, the e-cookbook is a special jem! Thank you so very very much for everything all of you are doing and have done for so many of us. Take time now, to enjoy yourself!

  139. DeeAnn Says:

    Carlos & Donna,

    As many have expressed here, words cannot convey our happiness and gratitude for bringing Molly back to us. I hope you are able to take some mini-vacations this summer to escape from the central command, as you deserve the relaxation. Please know that you are providing a wonderful service to many of us who need and cherish this love affair with the owl box. We will take what we can get for whatever length of time you will allow. It is an honor to be part of this experience and an honor to know such a fine couple. You have shown great integrity and character during this process and we love you.

  140. Michaela Quinn Says:

    Thanks for being our friend

    Thanks for thinking about us

    Thanks for caring about us

    Thanks for everything you did for us…

    You shouldn’t have – but I’m so glad you did!

    Thanks for bringing Molly Back…

  141. Carol Ann Bossemeyer Says:

    Thank you both. Watching Molly and McGee helped me through some tough stuff. I am grateful to your family.
    Carol Ann Bossemeyer

  142. dawna Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us again! (I needed a Molly fix, LOL!)

  143. Carolyn Says:

    Thank you so much Donna & Carlos!

  144. Conni (ceejaykay) Says:

    Thrilled beyond words to see this great gift to all of us once more!!!!! Thanks to both of you for this opportunity to share the experience once again. :-)

  145. Gail Says:

    Thank you Carlos and Donna for giving us this wonderful experience. Please do not cancel your vacation under pressure from all us viewers who love to watch Molly and can’t wait to see her second brood. You both deserve a little R&R. We can do with updates! God Bless you both. <3

  146. Cindy McNash Says:

    Donna and Carlos, You have made me so very happy!! My undying gratitude to you! You will truly be blessed by God for your unselfish sacrifice. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
    Cindy(Social Stream)

  147. cats4jj Says:

    Thank you Carlos and Donna! Like they tell us a work – we all need a balance between ‘work’ and our private lives! Good in theory but hard to do! Find some time to relax and enjoy M&M.

  148. Paula Says:

    Oh thank you!!! :-)

  149. Dolores Urquhart Says:

    I am so very happy to hear this news! You have really affected so many lives by sharing the saga of Molly and McGee and their offspring. Thank you for all you have done! Molly’s back and life is good–thanks to Carlos and Donna!

  150. Mameo Says:

    Thank you so much for continuing to broadcast the Owl Box. The opportunity to watch these owls in their natural habitat without disturbing them has been wonderful. God bless you and Donna for putting your lives on hold again to continue the saga. I have been blessed many times over as I know others have. Thank you again.

  151. Gail Says:

    Oh my goodness – what a fantastic surprise for all us MODs to read today! Thank you so much!

  152. Joy Says:

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate the time and effort you and Donna spend sharing this story of “our” Molly with all of us “owlcaholics” ;)

  153. Leslie Manes Says:

    Thank you so much, Carlos and Donna, for letting us view Molly & McGee’s new clutch!

  154. gemma gatti Says:

    T H A N K Y O U S O O O O M U C H!!!!!

  155. Morganminpin Says:

    Donna and Carlos, this is a wonderful surprise. I’ve been to UStream a few times in the last 24 hours and was delighted to see Molly’s beautiful little face again, but I thought it was a short-term thing. I’m utterly thrilled that I can watch M&M raising another family. I only hope they are as fortunate with this clutch as the first and get another 4 very healthy and happy owlets. Thank you!

  156. ruthie'smom Says:

    Ahem.. Ruthie is standing at my left shoulder..
    Just viewing my Every body fibre of pure delight at your Staycation Clutch II Live News, with her Papillon ears at full irritated Mothra erect.. Glaring at me..
    Not one bit happy that my full attention is Not upon her, since I’ve returned from the workday…as it has been for the last 15 years..

    We’ll negotiate.. with organic carrots;)
    Thank You Royal Family!
    Ruthie’s Mom in MI

  157. Jeanette Says:

    Carlos and Donna, thank you so much for your giving spirit. I was so excited when I got home after a few days away and saw Molly live! all that you do is much appreciated.

  158. Teri Saffren-Irthum Says:

    There is no way to thank you two enough for giving us back Molly. I’m sure all the hours you spent disrupted your lives the first time around and we all love that you are willing to give us new memories and new smiles watching the second clutch. You are spreading such joy and happiness all over the world. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  159. marilyn howe Says:

    I was so excited to see Molly on the site again last night. I just started watching Molly when the eggs were being laid the last time and it became a nightly ritual to check on them before bed and check again early in the a.m. before work. I enjoyed seeing Austin and his project as I have a computer savy son myself. I plan to purchase his DVD very soon. All is great and interesting and I thank you very much for doing it all!! Marilyn in Ohio

  160. donna Says:

    Carlos,Donna& Austin, thank you soooooo much!!! I watched the Dvd as soon as I got it, laughed and cried through all of it. What memories, a beautiful Dvd!!! Sunday I checked in and there was Molly and her eggs, soooooo happy!! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful experience with us again, I can’t thank you enough!!! What caring and special people you are, make sure you take some time to relax and travel! Thank You

  161. Pat Harris Says:

    Thank you so much. What very generous people you are. I prayed that you would change your mind but I was certain you wouldn’t. I cannot tell you how happy you have made us all. What a wonderful experience. I missed the first clutch beng laid and hatching. I got to see the babies turn into wonderful beautiful owls. It was amazing. Thank you again. Gee, isn’t this fun? And I’m a part of it.

  162. Jenn Says:

    Yay, what a great surprise. I am so excited :) Thank you so much Carlos and Donna, you have made made many people across the nation and beyond so happy!!

  163. Debbie (IBINAZ) Says:

    What FUN!!!! Thank you for all you both do, Donna and Carlos, and thanks for closing the PO box…… this way we all get to read your mail. When I visited for the Molly Picnic in San Marcos, my wonderful hostess/sister took me on a day trip to Julian. If you are looking for a fun place to travel for the day, I HIGHLY recommend Julian…. but make the “loop” so you aren’t going and coming back on the same road – the scenery is gorgeous. Also, don’t forget to stop at Dudley’s Bakery – YUM YUM!!! A trip there will be worth staying home… well sort of :)

  164. Marianne Says:

    Carlos and Donna,
    thank you so much for airing Molly’s second clutch!! I hope you can enjoy your “staycation.” Thank you so, so much for your generosity of time, energy, and spirit, you are both very special people. I know I speak for all the MODs when I say all that you have done, and continue to do, is appreciated, and means so very much. Thank you again for everything.

  165. Linda Stauffer Says:

    Thank you so much for letting us see Molly again. You are both very special people. We are blessed to have met you and you feel like family. Please do take some time off for yourselves. You deserve it.

    Thanks again,

    Linda Stauffer
    Harrisburg, PA

  166. Karen in Virginia Says:

    Oh my goodness thank you so much! More hours of the cycle of life await. The adult owls work so hard to nurture the young. It’s just so amazing to see the little pink sightless creatures grow and become beautiful strong free masters of the night. And what faces these birds have. Oh thank you so much for the opportunity to witness this again. I watched every night before bed and the computer went on at 5:30 a.m. to check on the food supply.

    Best wishes for a happy outcome to this second clutch. You are most generous Carlos and Donna and Austin. I await my DVD!

  167. Ann Says:

    You are such kind and giving people to treat us to the sequel to The Molly Story! We love you dearly and thank you so much!

  168. Laurel Burden Says:

    Thank you, once again, for the generous gift of your time and efforts. And for you to find a good balance between Molly and The Rest of Your
    Life would be a wonderful plus. We are very lucky to have your family in our lives!

    Laurel Burden

  169. Chris Says:

    Very cool stream of the owls. I am just watching now 9:11 PM EDT. Is there a light on in the box 24/7 just for the camera? Seems it would interrupt Molly’s natural habitat for hatching and raising her babies.

    • SactoSylvia Says:

      Chris – Carlos could answer this better than me, but… check out the camera/technology/FAQs link. The night camera uses infra-red, so it shouldn’t disturb Molly or the owlets. It was used last time without apparent harm. and it’s been used in several other owl boxes that were webcast — again without any apparent harm to the owls.

  170. Sue Says:

    Thanks so much, Carlos. What an unexpected treat! (Although my hubby may not wholeheartedly agree. :) )

  171. Penelope Says:

    Thank-you, SO much! This is entirely unexpected. Your generosity is overwhelming to say the least. What was it that made you change your minds? We all appreciate this second round of viewing, but honestly (!) you both have earned a relaxing vacation!

  172. vera daley Says:

    Thank you ever so much for doing this again. I bought everything you have to offer just to keep the meemory alive. This really is an unexpected treat.

  173. flukestail Says:

    I’M THRILLED WITH THE NEWS! I’m overwhelmed to see Molly live again. She was gone for the latter part of the owlets growing up, so it’s GREAT to see her live!

    Carlos & Donna, I wish I could be as unselfish as you, but I secretly longed for the 2nd clutch to go live. I wish I lived in San Marcos, but I live in Indianapolis and am too young to retire. I wish I could have dinner and a drink at the Elephant Bar to celebrate, but it’s 2,000 miles away (but I can make that dinner & a drink work here). I wish dreams did come true…WAIT! They do. They did. Molly’s live. Thank yous to you both, forever and always! See you on the blog! Molly has left the building…and now she’s back.
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… ;)

  174. Scotty Zilinsky Says:

    What a treat to see our wonderful Mamma Molly again. Poor thing hardly got a moment’s rest before she’s getting ready to raise another clutch of owlets. What a family this is….even if they don’t know they’re sharing themselves with the world. But you know, Carlos and Donna…so thank you!!!

  175. Kathrynej Says:

    Thank you, Donna and Carlos, for providing us the means to hang out with Molly and McGee once more! It is such a special experience, no matter what happens, to be able to see a bit of nature up close and personal. I’ve been talking with a friend and we think that all the positive energy created by you and all the mods and directed at Molly’s family was definitely part of the reason everything went so well for her first clutch. We were worrying that there would be much less of that positive influence this time around.

    That said, I feel very bad that you have missed your chance to travel this summer. I hope you have an extraordinary time being a tourist in your own neck of the woods. I know I’d love to be in San Diego! And remember, the greatest treasures are often in our own back yards!

    Thank you – I can find no other words to express what you have done for all of us.

    Kathryne in WI

  176. terry Says:

    Carlos and Donna,
    Thank you so much! This is really a nice surprise.

  177. Vades Brinkley Says:

    Donna and Carlos, thank you sooo much for the opportunity to watch Molly and McGee’s up and coming second family. I for one do not expect the two (three Austin) of you to be as dedicated to us viewers as the first time around. I know it was a lot of work to put it mildly, but I do appreciate it because I so enjoy watching from hatching to fledgling even though it is hard to see them go off on their own. I learned so much about owls and it was so gratifying. I enjoyed listening to the school children and their questions and your answers. What a great learning opportunity for them. I wish they would have had something like this when I was in grade school, but back then this was only thought of as science fiction. : ) I hope you, Donna, and Austin have a great summer. Lol

  178. Kim Gorman Says:

    Carlos and Donna, you have made my summer. How can we repay you? By purchasing Molly stuff! I got my DVD today; Austin’s letter accompanying it is wonderful and so professional. The packaging, everything, is top-notch. I’m waiting to put it in until my workout tonight.

    Bless you a thousand times for giving us this tremendous opportunity. The best part for many of us is, we get to see the part of the process before the eggs hatch. I know I missed all of that the first time, and probably many others did, too. So, some of this will be BRAND NEW to us.

    We love you folks. Please take it as easy as you can while enjoying your beautiful surroundings. You’ve given us a TWICE in a lifetime experience :).


  179. SactoSylvia Says:

    Carlos and Donna:

    I have to admit that I had very mixed emotions when I read this morning’s blog entry. I’m thrilled that I’ll get another chance to watch Molly and McGee raise their family (and from the beginning this time!) I’m thrilled that I’ll get to spend more time chatting with the owl box friends that I got to know while watching the first clutch. I’m especially thrilled that more people — future MODs who somehow missed Owl Box-1 — will get a chance to be a part of this incredible experience.

    At the same time, I felt bad that you signed up for another Owl Box tour of duty. I know, I know… you’re mature adults and very capable of making this decision and I should just take the glad part and not worry about you. But I do hope you’ll stick to your threat/promise/commitment that your life comes first, and the Owl Box and even we MODs come second. We’re (mostly) mature adults too, and we can take it!

    All the best to you and Austin.

    (SactoSylvia on the social stream)

  180. SactoSylvia Says:

    Oops.. I forgot the most important part of my message —

    Thank You!

  181. Mimi Says:

    Thank you for putting Molly and her second clutch online!! My 3 year old just happened to say a few minutes ago–I want to see Molly Owl and the babies! I told her they had flown away, but we checked and wow, what a wonderful surprise! We didn’t know about the first clutch this early, when they were still eggs, so it’s exciting that we get to see it this now. Thanks again!

  182. Ann Says:

    I would like to strongly suggest that you take down the chat. It is too easy for ungrateful people to make comments – like, where’s the night vision, the cam is down, blah blah blah. They don’t seem to be able to just enjoy your unwavering thoughtfulness in sharing Molly et al with us. None of the other live sites I visit have chat and to me, it seems much more peaceful. And I think it would be more peaceful for you too. If they want to chat they can continue in the other venues they’ve created. The point of your site is Molly and her family, not to provide an open comment firehose for these people.

    Thank you Carlos and Donna. I for one appreciate all you’ve done and are doing and am thankful for whatever you provide. I promise I’ll never ask for anything.

  183. Susan Belloff Says:

    Carlos and Donna,
    Thank you so much! You are right Carlos, the first time is the best, but getting to see Molly with her second clutch of eggs will be right up there near the top of my favorite experiences. I am one of the ones who started watching Molly after some of her eggs had hatched, but I joined soon enough to see one of the eggs hatch.
    Stick to your guns and don’t let any amount of pleading from your viewers get you to do more than you really want to do. I, for one will be happy with any thing you broadcast because I didn’t expect to see anything this time around!!
    Thanks again!
    Susan Belloff

  184. BonnieKay Says:

    WOW WOW, You just put that bif smile on my face. thank you so much. The world is Happy now. You are just the best. Bonnie WOW

  185. BonnieKay Says:

    That would be Big Smile. Happy fingers typing too fast. Thank You again. Bonnie

  186. sfsueny Says:

    Carlos & Donna – your generosity is unending. Please be sure to enjoy your own time this summer! Thank you. Susan

  187. Jennifer Shelton Says:

    This confirms it….Carlos has the worst case of MOD ever! What a blessing to all of us! Thank you Carlos! And, thank you Austin….we simultaneously watched the Molly’s Story DVD on our laptop while we watched the live owl cam on our desk computer! What a hoot! ~God bless you Carlos, Donna, and Austin. From Rogue River, OR.

  188. Karin L Says:

    WHAT A WONDERFUL surprise. I check the blog everyday and you have brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so very much Carlos and Donna. ‘Tis no big deal if the camera goes down for a while…enjoy your time. I am sure I speak for so many, may God Bless You and thank you again!

  189. Cheryl Says:

    What a happy happy surprise I was just telling my husband lastnight I was sad we werent going to be able to watch the 2nd clutch. I am overjoyed to hear you are broadcasting again. What big big hearts you guys have. I hope you know how much this means to so many of us. You two will be truly blessed.

  190. DWD in Atlanta Says:

    Carlos & Donna,

    Thank you so much for broadcasting the new clutch. Sorry you won’t be doing the “Great Fledge” in the RV.

    Maybe if you have some free time, you can pop over to SPO and say “Hello” to some of us MOD’s over there. It’s a great chatroom with lots of nice people, who love you both to death. You have made lots of people very happy!!!

  191. Lynne McW Says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for letting us follow Molly and her 2nd clutch!!! You two are awesome! You both deserve some quality relaxation time, though, so hope you will be able to do that. Bless you and thank you both for all you do for us MODs. :-)
    Lynne in Penasquitos

  192. Jeff Piper Says:

    Thank You for letting us watch the 2nd clutch. It’s fantastic and you are both generous people.

  193. Linda A. Says:

    Thank you for letting us know. I’m sure everyone appreciates all your hard work and should realize that this is a gift to share and not an expectation of your life being focused on it 24/7.

  194. Judy Says:

    Words cannot describe how happy I am to see Molly and McGee again. Thank you, thank you!

  195. Marge Sage Says:

    For Austin and his helpers: Just received “Molly’s Story” DVD and was thrilled to see how delightful it is. Watching it is like seeing the enitre four months all over again in warp speed! You did a magnificent job, Austin. Congratulations! I hope you sell enough DVDs to get you all the way through college. I know you’ll be a huge success in life becuase you have “all the right stuff”! Good luck to you. Thank you for all your hard work.

  196. Rita in DC Says:

    Thank you so much, Carlos and Donna!

    We’ll be grateful for any amount of viewing time.

  197. D.S. Langguth Says:

    I realized while I was watching Molly yesterday and I am sure others will agree, seeing Molly live again made everything right with the world.

    I so missed the sights and sounds from the owl box. Can’t thank you enough for your infinite, generosity. I haven’t heard Carlos say, “This is Carlos Royal coming to you from the owl box in San Marcos, California”. (hint, hint) or did I miss it?

    Austin, the DVD is fantabulous! A professionl film editor at 17 with your own business–not many can say that. With the family that you have I know that you will have many opportunities to keep up the excellent work and have a top-notch career. :)

  198. Monti Darnall- tigermo Says:

    Carlos and Donna…. Thank you so much. There have been so many kind words sent your way… I am so happy to be able to check on Molly and know that all is good… very comforting and nice to not have to wonder. I hope that as exhausting as all of this has been… that you can look back and say… Gee it’s been fun…and I made it happen! Enjoy yourselves!

  199. Judy Says:

    Thanks for this site.

  200. Marcia Morrison Says:

    Dear Carlos & Donna,

    What a delight to find out that Molly & McGee have started a second brood! And even better, that you are broadcasting it to all of us over the internet. They are so beautiful, and it gladdens my heart to see them again.

    Thank you for letting us watch these special owls.

  201. Paula at Purdue Says:

    Thank you to Carlos and Donna for allowing all of us to watch this happen again. This will be a new beginning for me as I didn’t watch the beginnings of the first clutch. I didn’t know about it until March! Thank you again.

  202. Spragadoo Says:

    Thank you so much Donna and Carlos. You just made my day brighter. What ever we get to see will be more than enough since we weren’t going to see any. You two are the greatest!!!! Love you both for your unselfish ways. God bless you both. Hugs.

  203. Kristi Says:

    There is not much I can say that hasn’t already been said. I just wanted to thank both of you for allowing us another opportunity to be a part of something so special. You will probably never be able to comprehend how much good you have done for this owl species. I know my husband alone has bought two barn owl nest boxes to give as gifts to our family because of this experience. Thanks again and God bless!!

  204. Carol Ann Bossemeyer Says:

    Carlos help, how do I unsubscribe from receiving all the comments in my inbox. I checked that by mistake instead of just getting an email when you made a new post,

  205. Keri Says:

    THANK YOU Carlos and Donna!! You two are the most incredible people. You gave us such a wonderful treat with Molly’s first clutch and to allow us to experience the whole thing all over again, at ANY level, is going WAY above and beyond. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

  206. Linda Scroggin Says:

    Carlos you are such a giving person, Donna thanks for supporting Carlos, Molly is so more relaxed the second time. You have made all of us Molly watchers very grateful for your generosity!

  207. Beth Terry Says:

    Thank you so much for everything. I couldn’t believe how lost I felt when I couldn’t log on and watch Molly, McGee and the kids before turning in. I kept going in and watching the old videos. LOL You are so generous with your time and your wisdom. I know you will be richly rewarded in friendships, knowledge, and hopefully, donations and purchases. That – after all – is a wonderful incentive as well.

    Thanks for bringing back the cams, and I totally understand you not wanting to do this again 24/7! But what an adventure it was!

    Beth (OwlsOwlsandMore)

    PS – two more things – 1) how do I get the cookbook? I contributed and can’t find the link. and 2) as a WordPress blogger, a quick hint: when you put in a link in your blog, click on “Target” and then click on “Open link in a new tab”… that way we won’t lose your blog page to go to the new link.

  208. springgrl Says:

    I was so thrilled to come home from vacation and learn about the viewing of the second clutch. I cried for days and nights after the end of the first, and was so thrilled to think Mollie and McGee were visiting again…but had no idea you would do this again. Thank you so much! I will try not to focus my whole life on these fabulous owls this time around to ease the sadness at the end!! So glad I checked out blog when I got home!!

  209. springgrl Says:

    Carol, Donna, Austin and all invovled are the best. Thank you. Cannot wait for my hardcover book to arrive….and think I am going to order Austin’s DVD and the coffee table book too!

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