Northern Hawk-Owl shot

If someone shot an owl, that's tragic.

It's also a tragedy that indignant birders insisting on their rights to see and photograph a bird seem to have helped push someone to such drastic action. I've lost access to several birding spots due to trespassing by 4 prominent local Yakima County listers. While I find that annoying, I feel even worse for the property owners who feel wronged by righteous bird listers. I think the property owners truly feel violated, and the birds get the short end of the stick. Lists and photographs be damned.