First there was puppy cam, now we have mother owl cam - with eggs!

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Remember the Shiba Inu puppy cam craze from last year? Well, move over, dog, a mama owl has taken your place.

Streaming live at video site Ustream is the tantalizing tale of a mother owl, sitting patiently on her eggs, waiting for the hatch - possibly Sunday morning. And thousands of people are grabbing a beverage, even on a Saturday night, and tuning in to watch her, well, basically just sit there and look fluffy.

But hey - it is more entertaining than Saturday Night Live, right?

According to the proprietors of the owl maternity ward, the owl is a first-time mother:

This is a live feed of a wild mother barn owl that has just started setting on her eggs. The owl box is located in our backyard in San Marcos, CA and is 15 feet off the ground. She appears to be a first time mom. The owl is about 14 inches tall. She laid her first egg on February 13th. We are expecting owlets around mid to late March. Incubation is 30 to 34 days. owlets will hatch in order laid. Not all at one time like chickens.

You can find more info at their blog, detailing the Owl Box ad their other avian pursuits, or follow the commentary of the viewers in live stream below or at the show page.

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I'd luv to know where that owl is. Is it here in Chicago?

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