Better than Jesus, this cute, solar-powered owl is twitching away on my dashboard.
I've always wanted to have a bobblehead on my dash, and I still don't! This owl comes close tho! He twitches his center section about once every second, when in moderate to direct sunlight. As my '87 Vanagon shakes so much, and the suspension is rather whimsical, Twitchy doesn't need the sun to move around.
The marketing says Twitchy is 'dancing' but he seems to just be really, really edgy.
Solar Power Motion Toy - Owl, Dancing via Amazon
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I share with you my favorite coffee mug.
Years ago my mother gave me this lovely, lovely coffee mug depicting several owls.
I searched for another but misread the maker's mark as "Muana."
My mother has given me many owl shaped coffee mugs, and doesn't remember giving any specific mug, let alone where she bought it.
The maker's mark actually reads "Mara." Mara makes a whole line of animal-themed ceramic mugs.
Now I have a set of 4. I mismatched owls as I like the other styles too. All owls tho. Don't mess with other animals.
This owl shaped Echo Dot holder lives in my bathroom.
I'm addicted to Echo Dot. I keep one in my office, one in the kitchen, and now one in my bathroom. I treat the Dots like radios and listen to the news briefing and podcasts.
Here's something you don't see every day, a swimming owl.
In late 2016 Derrick Zuk and some pals were hiking through a canyon in Lake Powell (between Utah and Arizona) and discovered this great horned owl as it started swimming in the water. Zuk waded behind the white bird to capture this rare footage.
While it looks rather beautiful, National Geographic reports that this behavior is a "last resort" for the bird:
In an email with National Geographic, Geoff LeBaron, the Christmas bird count director at the National Audubon Society, noted that the owl—which still has some of its nestling feathers—is likely a young great horned owl that has only just begun to explore the world beyond its nest.
"I suspect it actually fell out of the nest," said LeBaron. "In the West especially, great horned [owls] do nest on ledges on cliffs, often in raven or other birds' nests that they take over." He suspects the young owl could have also fallen out of its nest or faltered during an early test flight.
"This bird is young enough that the parents were probably still caring for it, so hopefully once the folks go by, the bird dried off and its parents found it," LeBaron offered.
Hukulou Coffee in Osaka has several owls, but Fuku the owlet and Marimo the kitten are the star attractions, as they have become very good friends.
The posts below have some very cute recent videos.
出勤前のふたり その1 Shall we enjoy a view from a window of the workshop for a while? pic.twitter.com/04LmOoe4WN
— hukuloucoffee@OSAKA (@hukuloucoffee) July 9, 2015
にゃー ほー オープン！ pic.twitter.com/645aFBoN6Z
— hukuloucoffee@OSAKA (@hukuloucoffee) July 5, 2015
Lots of great fan art on their Twitter feed, too.