Snowy Owls, Macomb & St. Clair countys

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Snowy Owls, Macomb & St. Clair countys

Postby Russ Emmons » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:40 am

A Snowy Owl was seen in one of the parking areas in the huge Selfridge Air Nat'l Guard Base in Macomb county the past few days. access and clearance into the base is limited but our oldest daughter is stationed/works there with clearances and will try to get a photo!

Another was seen in St. Clair county south of Yale along M19 hanging around a farmyard/cowbarn. A confirming mediocre cell phone photo was obtained. (via Pat Burden, BWAS)

Perhaps this may then be an "Owly" winter?

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Re: Snowy Owls, Macomb & St. Clair countys

Postby Russ Emmons » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:43 pm

UPDATE on the Selfridge ANG/AFB Snowy Owl! Our daughter Alice who is stationed/works there reports it is still there. She has been trying to get pics but so far have not turned out good. It insists on going on the flight line where it happily hunts mice under the left over mowed grass! The base enviromental office is keeping an eye on it, trying to keep it and the planes safe! Alice can see it from her office door! If she gets decent pics they will have to get permission/clearance to be released but you will be the first to see them! 8-)

More later!

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Re: Snowy Owls, Macomb & St. Clair countys

Postby Russ Emmons » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:25 am

Should also have reported on this thread or a new one--- a Snowy Owl was seen and photgraphed by myself and by several neighbors along Anchor Bay Drive, Clay Twp. St. Clair county March 27 thru about March 29, 2010.
Late date sighting for this species in SELP but have been seen here as late as mid April.

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Re: Snowy Owls, Macomb & St. Clair countys

Postby c-monkey » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:30 pm

I saw a Snowy in February at Mitchell's Bay while ice fishing. It landed on the ice and was mobbed by gulls until other fishermen on ATVs got too close and it headed east for the cattails.
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