Surprise. Long-eared Owl ear tufts stick up like a rabbit’s
& give them an astonished look;
so when they snatch prey in complete darkness, guided only by acute hearing,
they’ve got a built-in default look of WOW.
I get that look when every day there’s a new revelation
that often is the opposite of the day before’s revelation.
It’s like the President is flying in the dark
but w/ bad hearing & no vision.
Magill and Chris took the man I live with and me to MT Lemmon in Tuscon. We saw a Long-eared Owl. Was it a thrill? You bet!