Something New

July 1, 2011

First Draft of New DVD (Pre-order next week)

Second Clutch ( Order Now - Book Signing July 9th for shipping) Only a few remaining

Molly and McGee are both in the box. This is basically something new, always in the past McGee would leave in the day time. Rarely, did we see both of them in the box during the day.  We are home so were thought it would be nice to share this new Owl Box experience with loyal M.O.D.s

To get the best quality picture I have to adjust the cameras manually in the mornings and evenings as the light changes, the adjustment are too extreme for the auto-functions to work. This means if I am not around (either sleeping or not home) when the light changes you will see a dark screen or a white screen until I can change the adjustments so you don’t need to call, phone or email. I will take care of it.

We have not cancelled our travel plans but a change in scheduling is allowing us to share this unique time of Molly and McGee with you. Enjoy it while you can.

We want to thank everyone that has supported Austin; he is now a full time student a Platt College in San Diego, thanks to you. He has just completed his first week and will be moving to San Diego in two weeks.  He is also working on his second Owl Box DVD project, “The World’s Most Famous Barn Owls.” This will be a completely different type of DVD about the owls with higher quality video and more shots of the owls and owlets flying around our backyard. Much of this video has never been seen before because it was not taken with the broadcast cameras. He said, he is also including some footage from the field trips.

With the first DVD, Molly’s Story he earned enough for half of his college education not including room and board. He hopes to earn the other half with his second DVD. I know, we reported that he had earned enough for three fourths of his college education but what we did not take into account was State and Federal Income Taxes. Once all the bills were paid including his TAXES his net income is enough for half. The good news is that means he has to do another video for us and to be honest I can’t wait to see it. You should be able to pre-order your copy next week.

Just in from Eric Blehm. “This Saturday is Cardiff by the Sea’s 100 year anniversary as a town… There is a parade and festivities at Glen Park off San Elijo Avenue in Cardiff by the Sea, as well as an area for Vendors. I am doing a booth as Cardiff’s Own New York Times Bestselling Author and the Publisher of Molly The Owl Books. We are offering great deals for those attending… T shirts, coffee mugs, and selected books for fifty percent off… I will be there with a few MODS signing my other books as well…” Sounds like fun and great bargains!

All the best, have a great July 4th

Carlos, Donna and Austin

42 Responses to “Something New”

  1. Tammie Franklin Says:

    Thank you Carlos fo rsharing Molly & McGhee – once again!

    True M.O.D.

    Tammie ~ Sunshine41

  2. Karen Robinson Says:

    Thank you all. I am really looking forward to seeing more of the owls. Glad to hear that Austin is getting settled in at college. With his previous experience with wildlife, he will have a heads up.


  3. debgboo Says:

    Thanks Carlos! I thought the video of the outing of the owls in the tree were my favorite of your field excursions! My best to Austin as he starts this new adventure in his life.

  4. moniq Says:

    Thank you Carlos for bringing us our Molly and McGee back into our homes again..Look forward to watching them when we can, and more pictures and updates when available. Congratulations to Austin, Looking forward to the DVD when it’s available.
    Hugz to all

  5. Kathie Utt Says:

    I am so excited to see Molly & McGee again. I brings back all of the “warm & fuzzy” feelings I have missed since the cameras went out. Thank you so much for everything you do!!

  6. YTQ Says:

    THANK YOU CARLOS, DONNA, and AUSTIN! what a lovely surprise, and to see McGee is super special. I hope you read SPO cht from time to time.
    Lotsa love to you all!

  7. VSue Says:

    The Taxes, well that is just more educational learning for Austin. Financial planning; got to remember them taxes! Yuck! But sounds like he is on a roll with the DVD’s and I will certainly be ordering one, or even a few as I think they make wonderfOWL gifts.

    Thank you so much for sharing the latest on Molly and McGee, just thinking of them makes me so very happy!
    Thanks to them, and the ustream sharing
    so many friendships formed
    So many hearts have been warmed
    So much caring
    and love too
    all thanks to you and your generosity
    In sharing of the Barn Owl pairing
    Thank You!
    And Donna and Austin too

  8. VSue Says:

    Just one more thing…
    let Austin know I send best of success wishes his way, in his studies and achievement of his goals.

    Congratulations Austin!

  9. Phyllis Benson Says:

    I have been watching Molly and McGee since the first clutch but this is the first time I have been able to actually watch McGee in the box during the day and close up!! What a treat! I am looking foward to the new DVD when it is available to add to my collection. Thank you Carlos, Donna and Austin!!

  10. Joyce Hebert Says:

    can’t wait for second dvd…we are large group of people watching on…if you come on live, could you give us a shout out??? would be amazing for us…thanks for the on camera now…

  11. PegRod Says:

    Memory Lane
    Molly & McGee

    July 2, 2010 – Austin Stops By

    Although last year, Austin the young owl (fledged First Clutch) stopped by for a visit to the owl box, Austin the man was working on final edits of his first Molly DVD – a must have while you are waiting to order the new DVD! It is fun to look back and cheerfully contemplate this wonderful gift, while being able to watch that Handsome Hunk of a McGee all day today a year later, in 2011, in The Owl Box of San Marcos, CA on Ustream!

    Hip Hip Hooray!

    • CAequuslvr Says:

      PegRod_- Once again thanks for the link to the past. Always a treat.

      I totally agree Austin’s first DVD is a must have — such great memories.

  12. Joan from Colorado Says:

    Dear Carlos.. it is a joy to see Molly and Megee back in the box once again.. thanks for you thoughtfulness… JOan

  13. Theresa Says:

    Yay!! I am so loving this!! Funny my birthday is next month and hubby got 2 packages from Molly…gee I wonder if it could possibly be a book and mug….color me so excited!! LOL Thanks Carlos for not forgetting us, you and Donna are so loved and deeply appreciated, and I hope you both know this. Gee this is fun and I am “still” a part of it!
    we are all blessed!
    Theresa aka windbeneathwing

  14. Sherry Kelly Says:


    You have made a lot of MODs very happy! We are very content to have the camera on when it is convenient for you & Donna and want you both to feel free to go whenever the opportunity arises. Hope you will ‘talk to us’ occasionally, Carlos, as you are what makes this all so enticing.

    Hey, I will be one of the first to preorder Austin’s DVD. Also, I can’t wait to get The Second Clutch, – been waiting a long time now!

    By the way, my 7 month old great grandson has a new favorite book – Four Little Owlets by Eric Blehm! (And I am always eager to read it to him.)

    So excited about seeing Molly & McGee in our special owl box. Thanks so much!

  15. francie bowers Says:

    Thanks for the update Carlos, am so happy Austin is finally a full-fledged college student. It is wonderful to see Molly & mcGee again!

  16. Donna Says:

    Happy to hear of the new DVD pre order next week, of course I’ll be ordering it! What a joy this has been watching Molly with McGee in the box too!!! Beautiful owls and the number 1 owl box for me! Thank you all so much it means so much to alot of people.

  17. Holly Sue Says:

    Dear Carlos, Donna and Austin,
    What a totally wonderful surprise- Molly and McGee back home! A million thank you’s for sharing these precious owls with us once again – I hope it comes with daily on-screen visits by you, Carlos! I’m so looking forward to Austin’s new DVD. I wish you much success at college! I hope Eric has a wonderful day at the parade and festivities – wish I could attend but CA is quite a hike from Illinois. This is all so delightful!
    Love to all of you, Holly Sue

  18. Teri Saffren-Irthum Says:

    Thank you so much Carlos and Donna and Austin for giving me (all of us actually) the pleasure of seeing Molly and McGee again! You bring so much joy to us when we get to see our loving couple again. Austin, wishing you a wonderful education and career! Can’t wait to see the next DVD.
    Love to you all
    Teri (tsaffirth)

  19. Pat Says:

    How exciting for Austin to be going away to college for the first time! It will surely be a dramatic change for him -but we have great confidence that he will meet lots of new friends, learn much in the way of academics and life skills, while finding plenty of time for fun and laughter along the way. Wait, aren’t those all of the things you have brought us with the Owlbox?! Yup, I think so! Good luck, Austin, we wish for you all the very best and will be following your progress. Can’t wait for the new dvd. Carlos and Donna, you must be bursting with pride about now!

  20. Deb Says:

    Carlos, Donna and Austin,

    I had tears of joy yesterday when I read your email. It is so wonderful to see Molly and McGee again. I have missed them and love hearing those owl sounds.

    Yesterday I ordered The Second Clutch Book. Can’t wait to get it.

    Also, will be pre-ordering Austin’s new DVD next week.

    Thanks again so much for all that you do.

    Deb in OH

  21. Kit Merritt Says:

    Seeing the title of the email about Molly & McGee in the box made my day yesterday! Thanks! Also, can’t wait to see Austin’s new CD. Thanks agsin for sharing this great experience with we MODs.

  22. Linda Brown Says:

    Carlos & Donna, thank you so much for sharing this with us again. These are truly the most amazing owls I’ve ever seen and you guys are amazing, too.

  23. Susan Levy Says:

    Is this their 3rd or 4th clutch? Any eggs?? Thanks for your enthusiasm!

  24. SARose69 Says:

    Wonderful news! Both about Austin’s new DVD and M&M staying in the box together! Appreciate your sharing them with as your schedule allows. We will love seeing any parts of this clutch that you are home for!

    Enjoy your 4th! Here in Wichita, Kansas they are not having the 4th of July fireworks on the 4th! They are on Saturday! Makes no sense to me!

  25. A FAN OF M&M Says:

    Can’t wait to get Austin’s DVD. Wish I lived down there to visit your booth! What a joy to see McGee with Molly. This is a first. This must be the “senior” side of Molly and McGee. I loved watching Molly Preen McGee today while deet deet deet deet. Such a sweet and loving owl couple. You can really tell in their face they love each other. I have learned so much about nature thanks to to you Carlos. It has been a wonderful day having the opportunity to watch M&M again.

  26. julyia Says:

    Hello Carlos and Donna, we hope this finds you both doing well and enjoying the summer. Thank you for showing Molly and McGee today, it is just awesome to see them again. We
    so appreciate you both and Austin too for all you have done and continue to do. Many Blessings! <3 Julyia

  27. Colleen (Puggz) Says:

    It is so great to see M&M together in the box…thank you again, Carlos, Donna and Austin, for sharing this with us.
    Good Luck to Austin as he begins his new and exciting journey.

    Happy 4th!

  28. mandozee Says:

    Carlos & Donna: Thanks for the field trips and now this peek in the owlbox to watch M&M for alittle while. Safe travels when you leave. Blog us when you can. mandozee

  29. YTQ Says:

    Thank You, Carlos! Molly and McGee are lovely in the morning light!

  30. CAequuslvr Says:

    Ahh, my world is complete once again. M&M in the owlbox.

    Austin, looking forward to the DVD.

    Thank-you all.

  31. June Schafer Says:

    Been watching. Beautiful x 2!!!

  32. Lisa Tye, Columbia, SC Says:

    Thanks Carlos, Donna, and Austin…for all of your hard work in again sharing Molly & McGee with us. They are as magical to me as the first day I was able to watch them. I appreciate ya’ll sharing them with all of us!

  33. Astrid Says:

    Be sure to take lots of pictures at Glenn Park on the 4th July Celebration. Have Fun!

  34. eyzkrazy4u Says:

    Is chat down? Can’t seem to be able to chat in the chatroom. Miss being able to chat with fellow mods.

  35. Judy Sackson Says:

    So exciting to see Molly & McGee back in the owl box! They are so beautiful!
    Thank you so much, Royals, for the summer field trips and being able to watch M&M in the box!
    Congratulations to Austin! Am looking forward to ordering the new DVD. The first one was awesome!

  36. PegRod Says:

    Molly and McGee are celebrating their Independence Day in the box away from Clutch 3, who must also be celebrating their own independence away from their parents!

    The free gift that Carlos Royal and Chris Adams gave to fans for Memorial Day, would be just as wonderful for the 4th of July Celebration! For new viewers or for those who missed it, there is a free pdf download here (open with free Adobe Acrobat Reader):

    America, Molly and McGee, the Beautiful!

  37. Mary Weber Says:

    Looking at that photo of Molly and McGee I wondered whether they might simply be entering retirement in the comfort and security of their owl box. Having raised three clutches, they look a little worn to me. Has anyone else had this thought?

  38. PegRod Says:

    Free Fab”owl”ous Fireworks Fun – Story Time with Zorro on VacaChat from this evening! Characters of Carlos and Austin come to the rescue with RV near the end of the story!

    Molly and McGee Independence Day Banner Video by VacaDude!

    Stop by on Sundays at 3 pm PDT on VacaChat to help write next week’s story “”Vinky and Vobble Visit the Hollow Tree” – Vinky and Vobble are two Virtual Owlets – animated additions to the Molly and McGee Family!

  39. PegRod Says:

    Memory Lane
    Molly & McGee

    July 5, 2010 – Molly’s In The Box – McGee Visits

    What a difference a year makes!

  40. Owloverbo Says:

    Thanks C and D
    Happy fourth of July! I hung out my mMemorial day download with the flag in my window. Hope all remember what this holiday is about.

  41. Barb Says:

    So happy that you are all well and that Molly & McGee are back where we can see them. Thanks for the live feed and all the memories; our family of MODs at SPO are back and it’s an “Owl Box” love fest. Come over and visit with us, we would all love to have a chat. :)
    Austin: Sorry about the taxes, welcome to the real world. We’ll see what we can do about helping you out with your expenses when you get the new video available.
    Love ya all to bits…….barb

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