Out at Point Reyes, near the Lifeboat Station, lives a Great Horned Owl. It sits high in a cypress tree, watching hikers and tourists pass by far below. But it isn't exactly idle as it sits there. First, it just looked at us.
Then it did a magic disappearing trick with its head:
If it had done that first, it would have freaked us out. It looked almost as freaky with this "evil eye" look:
But then it went what looks like normal preening mode. resulting in all kinds of fluff on its face:
Apparently bored with that, it showed us another trick. First it lifted its wing:
And then it stretched the wing out all the way, while standing on one leg and crossing its eyes at the same time: What a show-off!