Date: 12/5/18 11:53 am From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> Subject: [obol] Re: Burrowing Owl Baskett Slough NWR Location
They winter in some pretty sterile farmland that gets steady traffic. They are certainly habituated to moving cars. They are also well camouflaged. Someone on foot could be standing right next to one and not see it. So it's typically difficult to detect one from over 5 or 10m.
On Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 11:14 AM Brandon Wagner <bmwboarder...> wrote:
> For my own sake, and for others I may run into or be able to talk with: > what is an appropriate distance from a burrowing owl alongside a road? I > know that people shouldn't get out and try and walk right up to it, which > should be obvious, but apparently isn't. They don't seem to mind cars, but > how close is too close? What other rules should be talked about with > people interacting with a Burrowing Owl? > > I drove thru Baskett Slough this morning, and couldn't find the Burrowing > Owl, despite having a good idea of where it was seen. However, there was a > Red-tailed Hawk nearby. And it sounds like this one has been flushed many > times already. I hope it is able to survive in the area. > > Cheers, > Brandon Wagner > Independence > > >