There were originally 82 owls, with 2 extra ones added for the weekend.
|Vincent Van Owl|
Some of the owls were influenced by famous artists and artworks (there was a Frida Owlo, as well as the Van Gogh / Starry Night owl), and one named 'Magritte, ceci n'est pas un owl',as well as Inkie Hoots , created by 'Inkie' , a famous local graffiti artist.
There was also a HershOwl, recalling William and Caroline Hershel, musicians and astronomers, who lived in Bath in the late 18th C.
Nor was Seemore the only interactive owl - there was another, Bird of Play, which at first glance seemed a bit dull, being plain black, but who featured a teleidoscope in one eye..
As a booklover, J.K Owling appealed to me a lot, and there were others with literary inspiration - Glimfeather, as well as being named after Lewis's Narnian Owl, has quotes and illustrations from various children's books on his plumage, and the Festivowl celebrates the Bath Kids Literature Festival.
It is impossible to pick just one favourite owl,. I still really like the Sea Owl, which I 'found' on my original hunt, as well as at the weekend gathering.
Another lovely one was Tyrell, apparently intended as a replicant owl inspired by 'Blade Runner'
Actually, I tell a lie. I did have a favourite. Her name is Pippa, and she was much smaller, more feathery and more mobile than the rest!
(She is a Little Owl, and was there along with a Tawny Owl and an Eagle Owl, and their handlers, a little way from the bustle and noise of the main event.)
I have a Flickr set, here, of all of the owls, and the the Minerva's Owls website, which is at https://minervasowls.org/owls/ has full detail of all the artists and owls.