What Texel island barn owls eat


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This video from Britain is called Slow-MotionBarn Owl in Flight – Unexpected Wilderness – BBC.

On 2 January 2014, children, their parents and grandparents went to Ecomare museum on Texel island in the Netherlands. There, they helped biologists doing research on owl pellets.

Owl pellets show clues about what owls have eaten. The 2 January research was about pellets of a barn owl couple near Oosterend village.

Surprisingly, a child discovered frog bones in one pellet. Barn owls hunt in the dark, seeing the body heat of their prey with infrared light. Frogs, being cold-blooded, don’t show body heat; making it hard for owls to find them. The owl may have found the frog accidentally.

As for mammals: the barn owls had caught 172 greater white-toothed shrews, 43 root voles, 10 wood mice, 2 house mice, 6 brown rats, and one bank vole

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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