This is a thread devoted to Potted Plant Owl.
The webcam is located at Potted Plant Owl
This is a cam that people have been following for a number of years. It helps with the withdrawal symptoms people feel when deprived of their usual webcam fix when the cameras in the northern hemisphere are turned off.
So this is the thread to discuss this cam!
Here she is sitting on her nest
I seemed to remember that someone (doggie?) said that the site for this has moved from last year.
Hi Tiger she is still on the same balcony but in a different pot.
Here's an extract from Traceys blog..hope she doesn't mind.
"I know that PPO knows where the cameras and the microphone are. I know that she has sussed this all out long before this morning. I know she, along with Pappa, saw us all puzzling over the best angles and distances for the camera views and sound. And I bet, she sat and chuckled to herself thinking: 'Just you wait, you know-it-all-humans!' - a message that, were I an animal with general telepathic abilities, I would have picked up days ago.PPO a.k.a. Little Stinker is dozing off in the 'wrong' pot plant. She's sitting pretty in the pot plant NOT covered by the big camera, night light, microphone...For the first time in 5 years, Pot Plant Owl has chosen the far pot plant as her nest for this year, and there is nothing we can do about it.Except change the camera, swivel the night light, move the microphone....What has caused this change of pot plant container? We don't know for certain, but I suspect a lot has to do with the increase in crows in the Jozi area, and in our area in particular. The container she has chosen has a small 'Mickey Mouse' bush in it. She ducks out of sight of crows perfectly. Very close to the container is a reed wall cover which further protects her from the crows. And perhaps PPO wants more cover from our summer thunderstorms. Who knows!Sigh! She's been here for 8 hours and already she's got us running around after her.Still, I wouldn't have it any other way..."
Thanks to MOFFER for the news that the cam was up 'n running - I had been checking daily and even this morning I couldn't find it.
Thanks to TIGER for starting the thread and for the link to last season's lovely photos.
PPO looks sodden :-(
scyllaThanks to TIGER for starting the thread and for the link to last season's lovely photos.
Two eggs in nest
doggie. Thank you for that.
Good evening, all. What a good idea it was to start this thread - I'd never come across the PPO before so this is new territory for me.
Two eggs in nest
Earlier she was gone for 45 minutes and then the stream went down, so don't know how long altogether the eggs were uncovered. Can't remember from last year how long she used to leave them.
I wonder what sort of view we'll get of feeding and the chicks. Not that I'm complaining, PPO knows best!
Is anyone else hearing juddery sound from PPO? I ask because I have had sound probs on the laptop in the past. Here's few seconds demo:
EDIT - have tested on another laptop and it's not me. I'll leave this cos others may be thinking it's "them" :-) And it's the picture as well as sound that's juddery.
PPO took a 10-minute bathroom break @ 0505hr local time.
PPO is playing hard to get as far as portraits go :-(
Morning, all - loved the toilet break picture, Scylla!