ECWRF Owl Box with Camera

ECWRF Owl Box with Camera

We cleaned out the large owl box on the dead eucalyptus tree and collected over 11 pounds of debris. Len and team will be pulling out all the pellets and analyzing the contents. John Shribbs is up on the 20 foot ladder with the blower doing the final step of cleanout....
Barn Owl Fledglings at ECWRF

Barn Owl Fledglings at ECWRF

Len Nelson went to view the owl box at Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility with the owl cam at dusk and observed two young owlets poking their heads out of the owl box hole. He had to use very low settings and added time to get this shot on June 13, 2021. 
Try a stroll at Ellis Creek

Try a stroll at Ellis Creek

Try a stroll at Ellis Creek with a pair of binoculars and a mask in the next week or so if you want to see some cool birds. On Saturday, November 28, Andy LaCasse led the monthly nature walk there. A hardy few were rewarded with a number of close views of birds...
Barn Owl at ECWRF with Chicks

Barn Owl at ECWRF with Chicks

We recently spotted chicks with the owl camera at ECWRF. Last we looked there were 8 eggs in the nest. Two chicks are visible in this picture capture by Len Nelson, who checks on the owls every day. If you want to follow along with your smart phone, contact John...
Double Crested Cormorants at ECWRF

Double Crested Cormorants at ECWRF

Len Nelson sent in some pics he took this week at Ellis Creek: There is one tree in Ellis Creek just east of pond D that is the home to nesting Great Blue Heron, Great Egrets and Double- Crested Cormorants. The birds nest on the far side of that tree to avoid the wind...
Owl Boxes Cleaned Out, Camera Now In One.

Owl Boxes Cleaned Out, Camera Now In One.

Len Nelson lead of team to helpers and over several mornings was able to clean out all of the 19 owl boxes in Ellis Creek. Most are on the path next to Ellis Creak. The largest one is in the Eucalyptus tree in the center of the property between the ponds. This box got...

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