Date: 11/30/18 6:25 am
From: <joe.kipper28...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Long-Eared Owls/Wellington

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 8:38:50 PM UTC-7, John Shenot wrote:
> For the record, I didn’t mean to chastise or embarrass the person who
> posted this. I meant to educate newer birders/posters on an important point
> about birding ethics.
> I’m not perfect, I’ve done things I regret, and I still have so much to
> learn.
> I apologize if my tone was harsh.
> John Shenot
> Fort Collins

> John, I want you to know that I did not take offense to your post, and I
> definitely appreciate your concern for the owls. You are certainly right
> that we probably shouldn't give specific details about roosting locations
> on a public list serve like this. Thank you for reminding everybody of the
> ethical way to go about owling. Just for the record, I probably could have
> worded my post better - I don't want anyone to approach the owls closely
> enough to make them leave their daytime roost. Maybe it would be better
> just to drive along the road and view from the *car*, that way the owls
> have more privacy.

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