Live Camera Feed Reveals the Mothering Behavior of the Rare Snowy Owl in Alaska

July 5, 2014 11:19 AM

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What's sure to brighten your day? Take a look at the live camera feed showing a mother snowy owl tending for her chicks in Alaska. The camera went live this week and is trained on a nesting site where as many of six chicks are beginning to emerge from a burrow near the city of Barrow.

"You're not able to watch the birds 24/7, even with 24 hours of daylight," said Denver Holt, a researcher at the Owl Research Institute in Charlo, Montana, according to the AP. "By having the camera, it just opens up another avenue and more periods of time we're able to look and record."

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