A Pair of Owls Becoming Internet Stars

Who knew a power plant could provide so much entertainment for a worldwide audience?

A pair of owls nesting in a smokestack at Xcel Energy's Valmont Plant in Boulder, Colorado is drawing worldwide attention.

Computer users from across the globe are keeping a close eye on the owls via a webcam mounted in the smokestack tower.

"We get e-mails from people wanting to know what's going on, they're concerned about the health and the well being of the owls," says Xcel's Dave Madonna.

Xcel put in the box a few years ago and it didn't take long for the owls to settle in, only they didn't know a camera would follow.

You can watch the owls live on Xcel's birdcam by clicking on the link here.