Yep, owls are idiots. They're outsmarted by freakin' chickens! But at least tv shows and movies are right about another bird: ravens are highly intelligent. Great problems solvers. Crows are neat too, because they adapt to new environments so easily. When I was little one of our neighbours had a crow called Karel and once he had figured out we brought lunch and snacks with us to the swimming pool, he'd tag along and hang out with us there.