Friday, December 23, 2011

Muskegon Miscellaneous

My dad and I decided to take a trip out to Muskegon to enjoy the Purple Sandpipers and bird around the wastewater. The sandpipers were easy, with up to 7 scattered around the south Pier. Photography conditions weren't the greatest, but I gave it a shot.

Besides three White-winged Scoters, not much else seen from the Pier. At the wastewater, we saw two Snowy Owls, and heard of a total of 3 being seen. Here is one.

Also, this photographer took it upon himself to approach the Snowy Owl as close as he could until the bird flew. This was in a field on the entrance road to the wastewater.
He should be hanging his head in regret, but he is probably just tired. Chasing Snowys all day can get tiresome I imagine.

We also happened upon two Rough-legged Hawks, as one is sure to do in the winter at this location.

The gulls at the landfill were unexciting, but one adult Great Black-backed Gull did show up for a second.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for calling this guy out. Much to my dismay, this same individual (I assume) was there today, engaging in similarly inappropiate behavior.