Date: 3/10/17 8:32 pm From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> Subject: [NHBirds] Re: PLEASE don't disturb the owl!!
Nancy W wrote: Well said, Dylan.. very well said. And it could just be me, but some of the posts and photos about people's experiences with him tend to make me wonder. From what I've heard, this Owl's flown right at a few people.. which I guess really doesn't mean they were too close, but just makes me wonder.. does he just have a high tolerance for people.. or does it happen because he is annoyed?
I'm not trying to undermine Scott's comments on owl viewing etiquette but don't Great Gray Owls typically live deep in the boreal forests of Canada and just don't know what humans are? I mean the bird's brain has to make some connection between a human and danger. If the bird feels threatened or nervous, won't it simply fly off?