A Belgian guy initially believed that his outside planter’s noise was being made by bothersome birds. As it turned out, there were four of Europe’s largest owls.
The Eurasian eagle owl, one of the biggest owls in the world, made a home in Jos Baart’s apartment planter on the third floor. They’ve begun to watching TV via the window with their new landlord ever since the mother owl’s three enormous chicks hatched.
The enormous, fluffy chicks can be seen watching the television screen over Baart’s shoulder in video footage from the Dutch nature program Vroege Vogels, or Early Birds in English.
Usually hiding behind a bush, their less affectionate mother keeps an eye on her hatchlings, appearing to be a little more wary of Baart and her offspring’s TV-watching habits.
He says in the video, “She gets a fantastic view of the nest from there. “She can stay there for a stretch of six to eight hours.”
Baart formerly considered them a bother, but now they appear to have become used to one another.
In the footage, he can be heard saying, “I thought, crap, those birds again.
One day when he got home, the big mother owl flew off right in front of him, proving him incorrect.
“You can see how comfortable they are,” Baart adds in the film. They’re not at least frightened. It feels to me like I’m watching a movie nonstop.
The U.S. National Aviary states that although eagle owls normally build their nests on cliffs and ledges, they occasionally raid abandoned golden eagle nests.
The species, also known as the Bubo bubo, is recognized by Guinness World Records as the biggest owl in the world, having a wingspan of more than 1.5 meters. They have a lengthy lifetime of 20 years in the wild with no natural predators, but they can survive up to 60 years in captivity.
We could hardly believe it when we got a message from Jos Baart telling us that Europe's biggest owl, the Eurasian eagle-owl, had made a nest in a planter in front of his window. Not only that, she had also hatched three giant chicks!#vroegevogels #springwatch #owl pic.twitter.com/gz1odkFLYC
— Vroege Vogels (@VroegeVogels) May 18, 2020