Wildlife webcams form an integral part of my daily routine. Whether I’m building them for myself or a client, whether I’m watching them streaming online or sketching my latest design in my little black book, barely an hour goes by without me interacting with wildlife webcams in some way.

I’m in the process of building a number of new camera set ups so over the coming weeks I’m going to be redesigning my Live Cam pages and adding lots more information. I’m also going to be posting regular ‘Featured Wildlife Webcam‘ updates highlighting my favourite wildlife webcams from around the world. Hopefully, this list will rapidly coalesce into the definitive online listing of wildlife webcams from around the world.

I’ll be sharing more about this very soon but I thought I would start the ball rolling with featuring a great wildlife webcam from theĀ  Essex Wildlife Trust featuring a pair of Barn Owls.

Essex Wildlife Trust Barn Owl Webcam

[custom_frame_left shadow=”on”]Essex-Wildlife-Trust-Logo-200[/custom_frame_left] The stars of this webcam are a pair of Barn Owls called Packham and Strachen and yes, you guessed it, they are named after BBC Springwatch presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan. In 2013 the pair (of owls, not presenters!) successfully raised three owlets for the second year running.

They breed in a barn at the Blue House Farm nature reserve in North Fambridge.

Blue House Farm is perfect for Barn Owls. The reserve’s coastal meadows, alongside the River Crouch, are ideal hunting grounds for the Owls as there is a good population of Short-tailed Field Voles, which are the favourite prey of Barn Owls.

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With A Little Help From Wildlife Gadgetman…

I was thrilled to help with the set up of the webcam system and live streaming and continue to keep an eye on activity daily. At this time of year you’ll see one or both Barn Owls roosting in the box during the day leaving in the early evening for a night of hunting.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE BARN OWL WEBCAM