Barn Owl Webcam

Barn Owl Webcam

Meet our pair of adult Barn Owls happily nesting at Blue House Farm in North Fambridge.

Photo: Danny Green / 2020VISION

Our live Barn Owl webcam, from a nest box on our Blue House Farm nature reserve, is back, for the eighth year in a row.

Barn Owls have successfully raised young in the nest every summer since we started the live broadcast, in 2012. Last year three chicks fledged; the year before two and we've even had two broods! 

Find out more about last year's Owlets

Blue House Farm, on the north bank of the River Crouch Estuary, in North Fambridge, is perfect for the owls, with a good supply of voles and other prey in the fields of the coastal grazing marsh, sections of which we manage to help the owls to hunt successfully. Most years, two or three pairs of Barn Owls nest on the reserve, with our camera nest, in a barn close to the reserve entrance, a favoured breeding site for many years.

A loyal 'Barny Army' of online followers has grown, with the nest watched avidly by people from as far afield as the USA and New Zealand, as well as here in the UK, all fascinated by the amazing insight into the world of breeding Barn Owls.

Thank you to everyone for their interest in and support of these magical birds.

This is live, unedited footage of Barn Owls; at times, it is possible that there may be disturbing images of the natural world. These are wild birds; we are not allowed to interfere with breeding Barn Owls or their nest.

Please note, due to the remoteness of Blue House Farm, the camera connection can be cut off occasionally, but we are aware of the issues and work to get them fixed as quickly as possible. In some cases, refreshing the page can work.

How can you help

We hope you enjoy tuning in to our live webcam. As a charity we rely on donations that help us protect over 87 nature reserves, including where our webcam stars live, allowing our wildlife to grow up safely and the species to flourish. Please consider leaving a charitable donation today:

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Thank you for your ongoing support.