A peculiar Dutch owl has helped the small town of Noordeinde to achieve a considerable amount of fame. When the 6lb. European Eagle Owl started landing on people's heads, residents were extremely confused. Many even thought that the owl had escaped from a nearby aviary.
After photographer Menno Shaefer was told this interesting story, he visited the town to capture the beautiful creature on its unique perching spot. “I had heard a lot about the owl and decided to visit the site to see it in action for myself. It was a very funny thing to watch, however I'm just as confused as anyone as to why it does this,” explains Shaefer.
As for the town's residents, they are thrilled with all of the attention their area is receiving. One cheerful resident states, “I have seen photographers and birders from around the country, from The Hague to Spijkenisse, they come from everywhere to see the eagle owl. Our village is finally on the map!”