SAN PASQUAL VALLEY Mlonjo was understandably nervous for his debut performance.

Still, after some initial hesitation yesterday in front of several hundred spectators, he put on quite a show.

. JOHN GASTALDO / Union-Tribune
A Eurasian eagle owl, the largest owl in the world, glided through the audience yesterday at the San Diego Wild Animal Park during a preview of Frequent Flyers. The new bird show officially opens today
Mlonjo, an East African crowned crane with a golden crest that resembles a pincushion, put his six-foot wingspan on display and swooped over the excited crowd.

He highlighted the most exciting feature of the San Diego Wild Animal Park's new bird show, Frequent Flyers the birds will be frequently flying over your head.