Giant Owl Chicks Hatch in Man’s Window Planter and Now They Watch TV With Him

The world’s largest owl laid eggs in a Belgian man’s planter box and now the enormous birds won’t leave!

When a Belgian man recently heard noisy birds on his balcony planter, he assumed it was those pesky pigeons again. But when he finally went to take a look, he discovered three huge owl hatchlings.

With a little research, he learned they are members of the world’s largest owl species – Eurasian eagle owls – whose wing span can reach 5-feet when they are full grown.

Eagle owls are rare in heavily human-populated central Europe, and remain mostly in Russia and Scandinavia, and are relatively difficult to photograph in nature.

But not these chicks. They’ve been hanging outside Jos Baart’s 3rd-story apartment window all spring, giving him a front row view of their impressive growth.

Baart says they spend a lot of time staring at each other and that they especially seem fascinated when he turns on the television, lining up and attentively watching it with him.

Meanwhile, their mother owl keeps an eye on them from behind the foliage in the planter.

Baart says he’ll miss them when they are full grown leave him with an empty nest, and hopes they’ll come again next spring.