Sport’s not for everyone, and that’s ok. You don’t have to go off about Sportsball every time the Big Footy Days on the calendar arrive, though. There’s other stuff to distract the eye. Like the fact that today also happens to be the most important day on the avian calendar: Superb Owl day.
Yes, while all of America and a fair bit of the globe is stuck into the thus-far uninspiring contest between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in this year’s Super Bowl, fans of birds and word play are shifting that B across the space to pay tribute to the most Superb Owls of the past 12 months.
The annual hashtag-hijacking observance is back once again, and like every year before it it is delivering the winged goods.
Run your goddamned eyes over these magnificent hooting bastards.
Did you think I’d forgotten what day it is? (I did) but now I remember! It’s Superb Owl Day! Check out this superb inquisitive little fellow #superbowl pic.twitter.com/ZkOpCJQPst— Joe Glass (@josephglass) February 3, 2019
This Superb Owl is getting quite fed up of this joke now #superbowl pic.twitter.com/p9xqilbpd9— Joe Glass (@josephglass) February 3, 2019
This Superb Owl sees what you are doing and they are NOT here for it #superbowl pic.twitter.com/Lj2kgNtA2w— Joe Glass (@josephglass) February 3, 2019
This Superb Owl sees into your soul #superbowl pic.twitter.com/FTk4At1z9s— Joe Glass (@josephglass) February 3, 2019
This Superb Owl is practicing their burlesque routine #superbowl pic.twitter.com/qsJZUQQXCe— Joe Glass (@josephglass) February 3, 2019
Superb Owl Sunday III – 28 photos of these magnificent nocturnal hunters. If you have some time today before the big game (or are skipping the event entirely) I invite you to have a look, it was a real hoot putting this together. https://t.co/G1aX9U9JFR pic.twitter.com/p1l01AWZMf— The Atlantic Photo (@TheAtlPhoto) February 3, 2019
Every year around this time, everyone awaits the Superb Owl.— Rabih Alameddine (@rabihalameddine) February 3, 2019
Here she is. pic.twitter.com/XLLCeNg6Ss
Superb owl party pic.twitter.com/sINBi5vJC2— Rabih Alameddine (@rabihalameddine) February 3, 2019
Meet the spectacled owl, easily recognized by its bright yellow eyes and white, feathery eyebrow. Seen here in its portrait for the Photo Ark, by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore https://t.co/9QmqCRyPYF pic.twitter.com/pMKS2nT3zh— National Geographic (@NatGeo) February 3, 2019
JUST LOOK AT THIS SUPERB OWL pic.twitter.com/LaJzSdeh32— Jordan Maron (@CaptainSparklez) February 3, 2019
This delightful Snowy Owl is sticking its leggy out real far. #SuperbOwl pic.twitter.com/ZWFhNFSKdv— Christian A. Young (@CA_Young) February 4, 2019
I met this Superb Owl in Edinburgh last winter. His name is Floki, which is a superb name for an owl. pic.twitter.com/HuND4sM8lb— Michelle Turner (@Chaco_arch) February 4, 2019
None of those, however, measure up to what might be the most superb owl of all. The creme de la creme. The hoot of all hoots.
This fancy binch.
I saw this hashtag and wanted to share this superb owl!#SuperbOwl pic.twitter.com/PRGpXgUmB9— Hähnchen (@Hahn) February 3, 2019
SHE’S WEARING A FANCY LITTLE HAT.
Imagine trying to convince anyone that there are owls more superb than that one. Let alone me, who is writing this article and will not, under any circumstances, be engaging with any of the comments.
Bloody magnificent birds, owls. Really incredible stuff.