Thursday, December 26, 2013
Willow Run Airport Snowy Owls - 26 Dec 2013
We drove the service drive along the south side of the airport and did not see any birds. However, a Merlin rocketed past the car and scared up a small flock of Snow Buntings near the west entrance to the airport. When we turned around and headed back we spotted one Snowy Owl on a white signpost near the Observation Tower, and another a short distance later on top of the hill next along the south service drive. I grabbed a few pics w/ the D7100 and 300/2.8 VRII before heading home. Another large flock of Snow Buntings were foraging at the base of the hill, but I could not locate any Lapland Longspurs.