Visitors flock to Golden Gate Park to see great horned owl chicks

March 12, 2013 7:30:44 PM PDT
A bird's nest is causing a lot of excitement at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

The great horned owls have made a home about 30 feet up in a tree near the bison paddock. Walkers, joggers and bird aficionados have been stopping by to get a look at the chicks.

Owls are very common at Golden Gate Park, but since they're more active at night, it's hard to get a good look at them. That means the active chicks are drawing a lot of attention.

"To see those fluffy little things, it's just really amusing and intriguing and rewards you for a zest for life," bird watcher Kevin Dede said.

The owls don't seem to mind people staring at them. They're so high up, they feel pretty safe.

Locals say owls have nested in the same tree for several years in a row.

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