Barred Owls (if that's what it is...) aren't very afraid of humans.
Same with spotted owls, they just happen to live in places that are more remote than golf courses.
This Barred Owl sat in a tree at Lake Fenwick for an hour while I and a few other groups threw around it without caring much at all:
Originally Posted by Parks
That owl looks like he just had a tasty meal.
I'm wondering why it let you get so close without flying off, though.