Larry and all, there is a well written paragraph on "Owling Ethics" at the
end of this webpage recently published on the Minnesota owl invasion.
South Glens Falls, NY
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From: "larry levine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2005 9:15 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Great Grey Owls
> There were many other birders around.
> The owls were very tolerent of humans and I think many
> of the birders took advantage of this and approached
> the owls as close as they could. Many birders stood
> directly under perched owls until the owls eventually
> flew off minutes later. My girlfriend and I were quite
> disturbed that so many birders approached the owls too
> It seemed that the birds were being disturbed from
> hunting by groups of closely approaching birders.
> Shouldn't we be enjoying these birds at a respectful
> Larry Levine