@Gargron So speaking of owls, did you hear about the British Cockney chap who went camping in the Canadian winds? In the middle of the night he was woken up by a terrible noise. He kicked his Canadian companion awake and asked, 'What is that?'
'Just an owl.' the Canadian said.
'I know it's an 'owl. I want to know what's 'owling.'
You have to say that with a Cockney accent. They drop their h sounds.