I'm sure Eric can respond for himself, but when a specific location is
revealed, birders sometimes descend on it in large numbers, which is
disruptive to the birds, and especially dangerous in winter when they have
to save their energy and resources. On top of that, many owls breed in
winter, and this means breeding sites need to be preserved and protected.
So this isn't about being territorial or egotistical - it's about
protecting the animals.
On a separate note, I heard a Great Horned Owl on my property in Monkton
while walking the dogs the other night. Only the second encoutner I've had
with one in the 17 years we've lived there (the other one was a sighting
almost that long ago).
On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Karan Cutler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Eric: I've always though birders to be a generous lot, so I am
> dismayed by your "Sorry, I will not be sharing specific locations."
> Followed by an ingenuous "Good birding." Perhaps there is a defensible
> reason for your not sharing, but it seems shabby to report that you've seen
> or heard something and then refuse to allow others the same pleasure.
> Karan Cutler, Bridport