One unexpected benefit of my travel was that I actually saw this story on CNN whilst trapped in an airport. I would have missed it otherwise, since I don’t watch much TV. I was going to write more about this, but Madhu at Reconciliation Ecology did such an great job, I’ll link to that post.
Pro Golfer was trying to film an instructional video. Migratory raptor made the mistake of nesting on the course, and trying to defend her nest. So, he shot at it with a golf ball.
Over. 10. Times.
Until he “accidentally” hit the bird and killed it.
Madhu dug up some additional info about the golf course not responding to an earlier offer by Audubon to move the nest–which would have presumably saved the bird’s life.
Of course, had the golfer not been an ass, that would have saved the bird too.