This gallery contains 3 photos. No sooner had I asked his handler if owls are naturally diurnal than his feathered charge started nodding off — which is, in itself, cute to watch. It ranks right up there with watching puppies and kittens trying to stay awake (and failing spectacularly).
James (Rip Van Winkle may be more appropriate) is a Barred Owl, and one of 40 permanent residents at O.W.L.
He gives his handler a half-asleep look. How adorable! 😀