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Source: Water Conservation Garden

File photo of barn owls, by Miriam Raftery

March 6, 2012 (Rancho San Diego) -- Last year, the Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon installed a barn owl nesting box to provide a natural way of protecting the gardens from damage, mainly from rabbits because the natural predators were unable to enter the gardens, but the rabbits were. Now, the owls have returned for a second year to raise a family.  

The owls, Hoot and Holla, can be seen 24/7 on the Owlcam at www.thegarden.org/owlcam.

Some news:
Holla returned on February 10th.
Holla laid her first egg on February 17th, the same date she laid her first egg in 2011.
Barn owls mate for life and return annually to the same nest.
12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019


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