Wow! Barn owls (coruxas, as we call them here) cast a spell on me when I was young, and I am still under that spell. I've spent hours staring at them (when I didn't know what a SLR was).
E-500 & E-30;
ZD14-45; ZD40-150 f/3.5-4.5; ZD14-54
Boots & Jacket plus lots of Coke & Powerbars