I am working furiously because the football game is starting in about 85 minutes, so I’ll quickly post about two live animal cams brought to my attention by readers. I’ve already mentioned the PuffinCam in a burrow on Seal Island, off the coast Maine, but the mother has now hatched a chick (dad’s helping) and you can watch the bizarre thing grow it. The link is here, but you can also go by clicking on the screenshot below:
In case the baby’s not visible, here’s a YouTube video of the same pair:
Up in Alaska, explore.org, has a camera focused on a snowy owl nest, one that apparently has six chicks. I wasn’t aware that they’re ground-nesters, which would seem to make the chicks easy prey for foxes or other predators, but that’s what the camera shows. It’s here, and you can also click on the screenshot below to go to it. It’s not on 24 hours per day.
Both cams are worth having a look at. The puffin is comical, and the snowy owl majestic.