October 26, 2015 sacadmin

Barn Owl family at SAC

During 2005, SAC’s big Ka-band antenna at Hartebeesthoek became home to a family of barn owls. The female selected the structure of the antenna to build her nest and breed three chicks. Frikkie Meyer set up a web camera inside the nest for the staff to watch the chicks growing up.

“It was a unique experience, one that not many people are fortunate to see. Everyone became interested in the well-being of the baby owls and checked on them regularly. I think if we could, we would have adopted them into the SAC family.”

– Frikkie Meyer