I had stopped the car to get the mail on my way back from lunch when an owl flew down to the driveway in front of me.

He kept doing this thing where he would look at me over his right shoulder and then tip his head back along his nose axis, so his chin was pointed at me.

I got out of the car to look at him.

I was talking to him the whole time. He kept doing the weird head thing as I got closer.

I was getting very close to him – just a few feet away.

The next step I took, he flew away.

Wow.