I left Annapolis Maryland at about 10:30 am this morning, headed for the Merrill Creek Reservoir for the Snowy Owl being consistently reported there.
We arrived at 2:30 pm and asked at the visitor center for directions to the Snowy Owl. She said that it was a 3 mile round trip walk to the main dam where the owl was being seen. However the gates close at 4:30 pm so we need to houf it.
We arrived at the dam but no Snowy Owl. Then I spotted a group of about 10 people with spotting scopes way down by a stream. We found a trail to go there but it was steep and treacherous. We we eventually got there and there was a nice man there with a swarovski spotting scope and thanks to him I got to look through the scope at this amazing bird. A lifer for me and number 377 for my Junior Big Year! Thank you beautiful Snowy...
We then went for a thai dinner at a superb thai restaurant and am now at the Holiday Inn, Allentown PA. Tomorrow we drive home.
Back at home, I plan to make a photo post from this trip with photos of the Calliope Hummingbird, Snowy Owl, and scenery along the way.