• Newsletters
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
°
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.

Indiana webcam peers into a nesting box of rare barn owls

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 07:54 pm

BEDFORD, Ind. - A webcam in a southern Indiana nesting box is giving viewers a close look at a brood of rare barn owl hatchlings.

The state Department of Natural Resources says a barn owl pair nesting in a box it maintains in a Lawrence County barn produced seven eggs, and five of them recently hatched.

The DNR says those young owlets look healthy and are being fed by their mother several times daily.

The barn owl is a state-endangered species that's seen its numbers decline due to the loss of grassland habitat. The DNR says that in 2015, only 10 barn owl nests were reported statewide.

Barn owls have a distinctive, heart-shaped face with dark eyes. They're so-named because they often build their nests in barns.

__

Online:

Barn owl webcam: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/8183.htm

Comments

News-Sentinel.com reserves the right to remove any content appearing on its website. Our policy will be to remove postings that constitute profanity, obscenity, libel, spam, invasion of privacy, impersonation of another, or attacks on racial, ethnic or other groups. For more information, see our user rules page.
comments powered by Disqus