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Nesting owls moved to bird sanctuary

Crowds have been flocking to see baby Great Horned Owls in a nest in the Mountain Shadows area this week. Hundreds of people have been stopping to view the owlets at the corner of Centennial Boulevard and Flying W Ranch Road but Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin is cautioning viewers to keep their distance. "The parents can be protective of the nest and may dive-bomb pedestrians," he said. The tree is adjacent to the parking lot of a Walgreens and store employees there are also concerned about activity around the nest and are suggesting viewers not get closer than 100 feet to the owlets. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette