It is an amazing scene to see the young long-eared owls grow from little fuzzballs into...well...bigger fuzzballs.

The nest was selected by Montana owl expert Denver Holt and includes night vision, which allows researchers to watch the nocturnal activities in the owls' home.

It takes a while for our computers here in the Bitterroot to load the web camera, by the way. It seems quite a few people are watching the owls.

The camera is part of the explore.org website, underwritten by Santa Monica's Annenberg Foundation.