Barn owls’ first egg, video

This video, from 16 May 2013, shows the first egg being laid in a barn owl nest on Texel island in the Netherlands.

Ecomare museum on Texel reports that barn owls had stopped nesting on Texel after 1963.

In 2006, greater white-toothed shrews, favourite barn owl food, were seen for the first time on Texel. The barn owls then returned. There are ten nests now on the island.

16 thoughts on “Barn owls’ first egg, video

  1. It took that female owl quite a while to get her egg situated. It looks as though her partner was supervising the whole thing whilst keeping watch 🙂
    Good to see they’ve starting nesting again. Give the population a boom on that island hopefully.


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