Dozens of small owls have appeared across the city as part of a fundraising scheme in aid of Birmingham's sick children.
Children from more than 100 schools and community groups have spent the last few months painting and decorating 122 owlets with their own designs as part of 'The Big Hoot' campaign.
The project will raise cash for Birmingham Children's Hospital and the small statues are now in display at 18 venues across the city where they will be on show for ten weeks.
Then they will be returned to the schools to keep as a permanent memento of their contribution to the project which is backed by the Birmingham Post .
Pupils from The Oval Primary school in Yardley and King Edward's VI Sheldon Heath Academy, who have taken part in the project, boarded the open-top 'Big Birmingham Buz' to make their way to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery where they showed off some of their owlets.
The event, dubbed Big Hoot's Little Hoot, comes ahead of the main event which will see 80 giant owl sculptures forming a trail across the city.
The giant owls have been decorated by artists and community groups and sponsored by local businesses.
They will appear at locations yet to be announced across Birmingham from July 20 for ten weeks.
After local communities and thousands of visitors have enjoyed The Big Hoot during its ten-week run, the large owls will be auctioned off in October to raise funds for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
The Big Hoot is the latest mass participation public arts event from Wild in Art, which famously attracted worldwide headlines with a similar event in Bristol called 'Gromit Unleashed'.
The 2013 project, which saw 80 giant artist-decorated fibreglass sculptures of Wallace & Gromit dogs land in Bristol, saw 42 per cent of trail tourists visiting from outside the city and raised £3.8 million for Bristol Children's Hospital.
It organises education classes at schools through its projects, and the schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham have become education partners of The Big Hoot scheme.
Denis Ramplin, director of marketing and communications at the schools, said: "The Big Hoot has been an inspiration to so many children.
"It has helped them to develop many arts skills plus an appreciation of creativity.
"Having seen many of the owlets that have been produced I know that the children at schools in Birmingham have produced exhibits which we can all enjoy across the city."
Louise McCathie, director of fundraising at the hospital, said the cash raised would be spent on everything from Christmas gifts for patients to world-class research.
Specific projects to benefit from October's auction will be its campaign to raise £1 million to build Magnolia House - a facility to support children and their families - and the £300,000 scheme called 'Let Us Play' which will provide playrooms on every hospital ward.
Mrs McCathie added: "This is all about celebrating the children of Birmingham and their creativity, as well as spreading the message of the work of the hospital."
To view The Little Hoot trail map visit www.thebighoot.co.uk.
• Readers are being urged to follow the Big Hoot on Twitter at @thebighoot2015 and use the hashtag #TheBigHoot2015.
Locations and the names of the owlets on display
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - Gallery 16, Chamberlain Square:
1. Annie Hootie, by St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
2. Bernard Button, by Water Mill Primary School
3. Patch the Owl, by Deykin Avenue Junior and Infant School
4. Chandos Charlie, by Chandos Primary School
5. Clementime, by St Clement's CofE Academy
6. Elsa Owl, by Bloomsbury Nursery School & Children's Centre
7. George's Marvellous Memories, by Bournville Junior School
8. Glimmerar, by St Benedict's Infant School
9. Hodgepodge, by Marlborough Infant & Nursery School
10. Hope, by St Andrew;s Healthcare
11. It's a Beautiful Life, by Selly Park Technology College
12. Light of the World, by St Matthew's CofE Primary School
13. Little Hoot Needs to Roose, by Bournville Infant School (located in the Edwardian Tea Room)
14. Lord of the Wings, by St Bernard's Catholic Primary School (also in Edwardian Tea Room)
15. Monty, by Montgomery Primary Academy
16. Oliver the Owl, by Adderley Primary School
17. Olivia, by Nechells POD
18. Opportunities Without Limits, by St Saviour's CE Primary School
19. Owivin, by Tiverton Academy
20. Owivis, by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School
21. Precious, by Hall Green Infant & Nursery School
22. Rockin Owl Over the World, by Hallfield School
23. Smasha, by Highfield Junior & Infant School
24. Snowy the Somerville Owl, by Somerville Primary School
25. Super Owl, by Hodge Hill Girls' School
26. The Tropical Owl, by Ward End Primary School
The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square:
27. Blinkle, by St Clare's Catholic Primary School
28. Old Brookie, by Brookfields Primary School
29. Worldly Wise, by Oasis Academy Foundry
30. Wowl, by Welford Primary School
BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox
31. Chilw-owl, by Chilwell Croft Academy
32. Lileigh, by Leigh Primary School
33. MomMo, by Small Heath School & Sixth Form Centre
34. Buho, by Chad Vale Primary School
35. Seasonal Owl, by Secret City Arts awith community groups in Attwood Green
38. The High Five Values, by St George's CofE Primary School
St Martin in the Bull Ring Church, Edgbaston Street
39. Arty, by King edward VI Aston School
40. Clawton, by King Edward's School
41. Emojiowl, by King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy
42. Evelyn, by King Edward VI handsworth School
43. Road Trip, by King Edqard VI High School for Girls
44. Tawner, by King Edward VI Five Ways School
45. This City is a Work of Art, by King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
46. When I Grow Up, by King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
The Custard Factory, Digbeth:
47. Birmingham's A Hoot, by Calthorpe Academy
48. British OWLues, by Anderton Park Primary School
49. Lord Regent I, by Regents Park Community Primary School
50. Sparky, by Christ Church CE Primary School
Soho House, Handsworth:
51. CC, by Wilkes Green Infant School
52. Cherry Orchard's Growing Owl, by Cherry Orchard Primary School
53. Isai, by Newton Primary School
54. Rookery Pupil, by Rookery School
55. St Teresa's Flourishing Flowers, by St Teresa's Catholic Primary School
Aston Hall, Aston
56. Manny, by Mansfield Greeb E-ACT Primary Academy
57. Megalonychus Diptera I, by SS Mary and John Catholic Primary School
58. Birches Green, by Birches Green Infant School
59. Bones, by Kingsbuty School and Sports College
60. Faith, by St Margaret Mary RC Primary School
61. Mr Leonardo Sparkle, by Pegasus Primary School
62. Owlbert, by Slade Primary School
63. Parliament of Owls, by Secret City Arts with pupils from Hamilton, Rookery and Queensbury Schools
64. Peter Paget the Rainbow Hoot, by Paget Primary School
65. Xenodipterapolyoculpo i, by SS Mary and John Catholic Primary School
Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield:
66. Orion, by Calshot Primary School
67. Owliver, by Kingsland Primary School
68. Perry Hoot, by Perry Beeches Infant School
69. Twickerhoot, by Twickenham Primary School
70. Vilvaldi, by Kings Rise Academy
The Gracechurch Centre, Sutton Coldfield
71. Dotty, by Holland House Infant School and Nursery
72. Hooty Fruit, by Four Oaks Primary School
73. Owen the Owlet, by James Brindley School and the WAA Foundation
74. Power Within, by Walsall College
75. Professor Wilbert Owl, by Alumwell Junior School
76. Ripple, by North Birmingham Academy
77. Summer in Birmingham, by Oasis Academy Short Heath
78. The Last Owlet, by Sutton Coldfield Reastaurant Quarter & Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer
79. Whitehouse, by Whitehouse Common Primary School
80. A.S.P.I.R.E, by Gossey Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School
81. Learning Through Diversity, by Waverley School
82. Together, by Lyndon Green Junior School
83. Wisey, by The Oval School
Sheldon Country Park:
84. Bill, by Merstone School and Forest Oak School
85. Plop, by Hillstone Primary School
86. Smiley the Owl, by Lyndon Green Infant School
87. Starry Eyed, by Audley Primary School
88. The Golden Ticket, by St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School
89. The Perfect Pupil, by Saltley School
90. Dragonflight, by Stanville Primary School
91. Gilbert the Owl, by Gilbertstone Priamry School
92. Hands on! By Castle Bromwich Junior School
93. Hypnotic Hoot! By Acocks Green Primary School
94. Owls For One and One For Owl, by Hall Green Junior School
95. Owlvis, by St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
96. The Night's Watch, by Tudoe Grange Academy Solihull
97. Woody, by Yardley Wood Community Primary School
Sarehole Mill Museum
98. Billesley Base Owlet, by Billesley Primary School
99. Owl Encompassing, by Hall Green Junior School
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre, Edgbaston
100. Captain Americowl, by Cherry Oak School
101. King Oaky, by the Oaks Primary School
102. Professor harry Hoot, by Broadmeadow Infant and Nursery School
103. Rainbow Raddlebarn, by Raddlebarn Primary School
104. Twit-too-lu Coco, by Cotteridge Junior and Infant School with nursery class
Woodgate Valley Country Park:
105. Deaf-initelt Wise, by Longwill School for Deaf Children
106. Nonsuch Magna, by Nonsuch Primary School
107. Penelope Feathers, by Green Meadow Primary
108. Ugla, by St Hubert's Catholic Primary
Lickey Hills Country Park:
109. Professor Moulin, by Millfields First School
110. Tactowl, by Victoria School and Specialist Arts College
112. Wych-owl, by Wychall Primary School and Children's Centre
113. Andy the Owl, by Fox Hollies school
114. Frowldo Gabbins, by Saint Martin De Porres Catholic Primary
115. Hooty, by Moseley CE Primary
116. Hope, by Grendon Primary
117. KHPS Hooter, by Kings Heath Primary School
118. Orion, by Wheelers Lane Techonology College
119. Owl Night ad Owl Day Long, by Wheelers Lane Primary School
120. Owliver, by Bishop Challoner Catholic College
121. Sophie, by Dame Ellen Pinsent School
122. Vinnie the Coach, by Annie Laughrin