Because they're shaped like owls, get it? I also made hot cross bunnies, but didn't get a very good picture. This would be a good time to point out how sliced dates make a pretty good representation of a beak. Well, it *could* come up, so now you will be like, "Oh yeah, Goody said to use dates for a beak", and then I'll have saved you ten minutes of screwing around with sugar paste. You're welcome.