Good Dutch little owl news

This is a video about little owls.

The Dutch ornithologists of SOVON report that this year seems to be a good year so far for rodents in some regions of the Netherlands.

That means also a good year for birds eating rodents.

Researchers at nest boxes for little owls in the Achterhoek region of the eastern Netherlands find many more rodents at the nests than in earlier years. So far, 2007 was the year with the highest figure: 197 rodents.

This year, the counting is not finished yet, but already 486 rodents were found. 253 of these were wood mice. 145 were common voles. Bank voles: 73. House mice: 8. Water voles: 6. And one young brown rat.

Barn owls can catch enough food as well this year.

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