Eagle Owl - Oehoe

Eagle Owl

Oehoe

Bubo bubo

Picture: Teus Luijendijk

 

5 August 2001, Maastricht Li

14 February 1988, Cadier en Keer Li

 

5 August 2001, Maastricht Li

Eagle Owls have nested in The Netherlands irregularly during the 1990s and perhaps already during the 1980s. Before that only rumours told of the occurrence of this species in southern Limburg. The birds probably originate from a reintroduction project in the German Eifel mountains, which apparently was worth all the effort. They now nest every year in the mining area in the former St. Pietersberg near Maastricht.

 

Eagle Owl  -  Oehoe  Bubo bubo ;
Sint Pietersberg, Maastricht Li, The Netherlands, 5 August 2001.

 

14 February 1988, Cadier en Keer Li

The first twitchable Eagle Owl in this area was a female that showed up every evening in an abandoned quarry near Cadier en Keer, not far from Maastricht. Although seen only from a distance, it was very distinctive, as it called in a peculiar way. I managed to record this, click here for an impression.

 


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