Burrowing Owls are adorable. They are also terribly photogenic, which means people often get too close while trying to get a picture. These disturbances can be problematic and it gets even more complicated when the birds take up residence on a busy golf course. Now the photographers are just one of many hazards to avoid.
Standing at the burrow, cooly surveying the landscape… er, golf course.
I can see why people might flush them inadvertently. The park should do its best to help golfers and the general public know which areas to avoid.
I pride myself in being conscientious and careful but that didn’t stop me from being surprised by an owl hiding in plain sight. I stepped away quickly.
Just another day on the fairway.