It was dusk and my tiny camera could barely handle a photo of the people gathered, so I apologize for the low-quality images, but they'll give you an idea of the urban situation. People, in general, tend to be curious about owls. This one was a beaut. Really large and hooting away. She probably wanted to go hunting and all the people were making her nervous about leaving her chicks.
David Cruz has posted some excellent close-up photos of the owl and her chicks on the SFGate blog.
|Quite an owl-spotting crowd. They were actually blocking traffic, but traffic was stopped anyway, looking up.|
|Here's the tree.|
|Can you see the great horned owl? She's really camouflaged.|
|Baby turtles at nearby Spreckels Lake.|