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Old 06-08-2020, 07:30 PM
 
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I loved this story, and loved it even more when I saw the pictures.


World's Largest Owl Hatches Giant Babies Outside Man's Window and Now They Watch TV With Him
https://www.newsweek.com/largest-owl...nature-1505719

Man befriends giant, TV-loving owl family nesting outside his window
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens...ndow-1.5590321

Man's TV Viewing Joined By A Brood Of Europe's Largest Owl Nesting In Third-Story Planter

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-an...story-planter/
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Old 06-09-2020, 06:13 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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My horse would watch TV thru the window. Couple of my dogs would too. Most ingnored it
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Old 06-09-2020, 09:09 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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A friend of mine used to live on Kodiak Island (AK) and had a boreal owl that watched TV through their kitchen window. Once the TV came on after dark it showed up on the same perch and was obviously watching the movement. I have sandhill cranes that hang out on my lawn every summer. There is one picture window with a low enough sash that they can see the TV...I've caught a couple of them watching it in the evening before it gets dark. Again, they are focused on the moving images.
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Old 06-11-2020, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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That's cool! I didn't realize there was a large owl that would make a nest that low to the ground. That's gotta be a pretty big window box! Especially come branching/fledging time.
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Old 06-21-2020, 03:23 PM
 
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My horse would watch TV thru the window. Couple of my dogs would too. Most ingnored it
That's so cute! Did you tune into "Mr. Ed" re-runs for your horse?
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Old 06-21-2020, 08:44 PM
 
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@Cida what an amazing story and videos! Thank you for sharing

The man is going to be sad to see them fledge and leave - I sure would be - I don’t like it when my Barn Swallows and Purple Martins leave for the winter.

Those precious eyes peering thru the window at him and his tv are just about too much to bear
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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That's cool! I didn't realize there was a large owl that would make a nest that low to the ground. That's gotta be a pretty big window box! Especially come branching/fledging time.
It is on the third story.
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Old Today, 03:45 PM
 
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A friend of mine used to live on Kodiak Island (AK) and had a boreal owl that watched TV through their kitchen window. Once the TV came on after dark it showed up on the same perch and was obviously watching the movement. I have sandhill cranes that hang out on my lawn every summer. There is one picture window with a low enough sash that they can see the TV...I've caught a couple of them watching it in the evening before it gets dark. Again, they are focused on the moving images.
You know, there are psychological experiments (with, I think, pigeons - or was it monkeys?) with a work/reward set-up, where the animal will work in order to have something to look at.
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