a slightly resentful and reproachful looking owl...perhaps a little miffed at the idea of having only it's head displayed in a glass case.
This is a pencil and watercolour sketch , from a photo I took at the Natural History Museum.
I found it to be a little sad and faintly disturbing. Actually the whole bird section was strangely attractive and somewhat repellent at the same time.
All of those birds, caught in flight, forever flying nowhere. Rows of heads, tails and wings .