I live in a subdivision that is at the end of a 2 mile two lane road with farm fields and trees on either side. At the very end of that road is a large lake. The homes in my area are on and around this lake.
Several years ago, a bald eagle decided to make his nest in one of the trees in the farm fields. Word got around and every day there were cars parked OFF the side of the road with people taking pictures, sometimes with huge professional cameras and sometimes parents with their young kids with binoculars. I travel down this stretch of road at least once a day and have never been inconvenienced by these people. As a matter of fact, I felt honored that this bird made his home in my area and was glad people were enjoying him as well.
Last week county signs had been erected every few hundred feet up and down the road prohibiting stopping or standing. Out of curiosity, I asked the owner of the farm land if he had called and he said no, he heard people in our subdivision was complaining about the cars parked off the side of the road being a “distraction” to drivers. Yes, on occasion I was behind someone who was slowing down trying to locate the tree with the nest and waited for them to pull over but it was never such an inconvenience that it ever occurred to me to call and complain. Often I stopped and helped them by pointing to the area.
Just bugs me that so many people were enjoying the sight and now they can no longer do so without walking a good mile from where you are permitted to park down a road without any sidewalk.