The clip called "man met rat" here (click on that title to the right of the screen), is two minutes of the most universal 'male tries to placate moody pregnant/roosting female' scenario imaginable. How I laughed. Please watch it. 1m52 of realising that owls are JUST LIKE US (with a bit more dismemberment).
Male arrives, proudly, brandishing limp offering.
"I brought you a rat!"
Silence. Passive aggressive feather grooming.
"Look, it's really fresh"
"I don't want a fucking rat"
"Come on, it'll do you good. You know you love rats".
"Oh my god. It's like you don't know me at all".
"Shall I just put it down over here for when you feel like it?"
Male dangles rat enticingly in front of female's averted beak, and wheedles. "Mmmmmm, rat".
"UGH. Can you take that thing out of here? The smell is making me sick".
Male, deflated, sort of hangs around, goes out of the room, comes back in, hangs around again, uncertainly. Female continues silent passive aggressive feather grooming.
"Are you sure? Come on"
"JUST FUCK OFF AND TAKE THE FUCKING RAT WITH YOU, ALRIGHT?"
"FINE. You can be a right mardy cow you know".
Male flies away, with rat.
I'd like to imagine there's a coda to this clip several hours later, where the female turns to the male and says, in all innocence "is there any of that rat left?"
Yes, we have entered this phase of the year: