Welcome To Jollyville




Jollyville is the home of Olivia and Alton, a pair of Eastern Screech Owls who raise their babies in a nest box with cameras.  They don't seem to mind, and we all enjoy watching!


Olivia At Home


Olivia lives in the nest box most of the year and raises her babies there.  She leaves the box when the last owlet fledges.  She and Alton continue to care for the owlets and the family spends the summer together.  During this time, Olivia and Alton teach the babies to fly and to hunt for themselves.

At the end of the summer, the new owlets move on to find their own territories.  Olivia returns home to her box and lives her life until it is time to lay eggs again and raise owlets in the spring.

Alton doesn't like to stay in the box and so we don't see him in the fall.  He will start to come by sometime in January or February.  He courts Olivia and then provides food for the family while Olivia is sitting on eggs and caring for babies. He has occasionally been chased into the box by harassing blue jays, but doesn't like staying there.

The owlets arrive in the spring. After eggs are laid there are 28 - 32 days until the hatch begins.  The owlets grow up fast and fledge in another 28 - 30 days.

See the directory at the top right for additional information and videos available for your enjoyment.


31 comments:

  1. This pair is an absolute treasure. To date, my two screech owl boxes are used in the winter for roosting only. I may copy your design (sans camera) and make yet another box. Thank you for this wonderful resource! Best regards, Florence from Otrawa, Canada.

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  2. I am not able to see the chat on YouTube. Has it been turn turned off?

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  3. Hi everybody I'm kind of lost I hope somebody finds me here. Julie Dagmar anybody I'd love to talk to you on this channel contact me in this wave to me and say hello tell me where you're hiding I'm trying to find you this because I want to hang out with you and say hi Macy's all I just wish things were different Later Gators

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    1. Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ hopefully see you next season in September have a great summer

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  4. Bosco anybody I'm trying to find you anyone please contact me I should do this before lonely misuse we're family here on this channel man

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  5. Okay it's me fuzzy 68 leave a message for I can find you I miss you you're like a family to me

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  6. I am lost without Dagmar Julie Bosco's Dog House the whole gang from this channel I'm completely lost it's fuzzy I don't know if I'm doing this right to find you some things on the internet I just don't understand yet I'm just lost

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    1. Hi all hopefully the chat will continue with new rules next season miss you all take care

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  7. It appears the chat has been disabled because of unnecessary comments. It's a shame as I enjoyed the chat notwithstanding those who made comments that clogged up the chat.

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  8. And I am the kiwi and still watching the live cam. It's just after 7pm Sunday night here.

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  9. Its me Fuzzy ..... I am saddened because of irresponsible people leaving rude and crude comments I missed a chat I miss everybody����♥️

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    1. Hi fuzzy miss you too it's Julie here hopefully next season in September we will be back have a lovely summer

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  10. Hello everyone! I've watched Olivia and Alton now for over two months and enjoy it very much. Jolly did a great setup and it's really interesting to watch what Olivia is doing. I do miss the chat, too, even I was not chatting on a regular basis, but I've learned a lot about owls from other, more experienced viewer and also met really nice people. I'm really thankful for the stream, Jolly. Nice greets to all, Winny

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    1. Hi Winny
      Yes miss the chat. Just watching Olivia now.

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    2. I hope some day real soon to chats come back we can all hang out talk about Olivia and Alton

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  11. I really miss conversations with Jolly and all the Olivia-fans....

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  12. I thought one of the eggs moved today. I hope it did. Olivia had a snack on her mouse then flew to give to Alton but dropped it on her way. Assume she retrieved it out of camera range.

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  13. What has happened to the platform for the mice?

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  14. Hello Olivia fans. Today May 23, at 6:13 am, Olivia comes back in the nest and starts talking to the eggs and I think I heard the egg answered. Maybe someone sees this post and can watch the scene, now YT has 12hour DVR. Maybe a wonder will happen and Olivia and Alton will have an sweet little baby, soon.
    Greets, Winny

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  15. I wish we can have the chat back I really miss everybody a whole lot Fuzzy.....

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  16. Hi all miss you all hope we are back next season in Sept

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  17. Julie here hope we are back next season in September with new rules miss you all have a great summer

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  18. Hello to Jollyville family & friends. Jolly, hope all is well? Have a happy and healthy summer! Patti

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  19. Has the live stream ceased? I have been at our convention for the last 3 days?

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  20. What happen to the live stream?

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