As an amateur birder with a little point and shoot camera, I am having a tough time spotting and photographing owls. Now, surely, I don't expect to regularly see them perched in an abandoned winter wood duck house, like this screech owl in my back yard. Occasionally,I might see a Great Horned in the woods while I'm hiking with Baron, though I never see them before they fly off though and disappear quickly through the trees. Again rarely, I might hear a Barred Owl calling at night in my woods. "Who cooks for me? Who cooks for me?" That's it. They’re just a distant call in the night. Now, the highly respected DNR (Department of Natural Resources) has apparently made it even more difficult. I came upon this sign last summer while trout fishing in Beaver Creek State Park.
So now the owls aren't allowed to hoot and photographers can't shoot in our local state parks? Mmmm. Or maybe I missed something here?