They're morepork (New Zealand owl), I met them this morning and I was captivated.
I am not sure why I found them so cool, possibly it's the if-you-think-we're-looking-at-you-like-you're-a-weirdo-then-it's-because-we-think-you're-a-weirdo look they have about them. They also seem to have an unflappable charm.
Imagine how cool a couple of (house trained) owls would be? Just sitting in your wardrobe. Watching. Vaguely disapproving of every clothing choice you made.
It would be almost as cool as having a pet giraffe.
Or a zonkey.