Support Local Journalism. Donate to Detroit Metro Times.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

A snowy owl made itself at home on Dan Gilbert’s One Campus Martius Building

Posted By on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 9:53 AM

click to enlarge MEG JEWELL
  • Meg Jewell
Looks like Dan Gilbert has a new tenant in one of his downtown Detroit buildings.
Quicken Loans team member Meg Bowyer spotted this plump snowy owl perched atop the One Campus Martius building yesterday. She tells Metro Times he made himself at home atop the high rise.

"A bunch of people I work with kept looking out the window — I sit right by the window he was under — on the eighth floor of One Campus Martius," Bowyer tells MT. "My coworker and I went down to the fifth floor to get a closer look and that’s when I shot the video. He was up there all day!"
Bowyer is one of a few locals who say they've been spotting the large, white birds around downtown Detroit. And it's possible we'll see more throughout the winter.

The owls are here in search of the rodents their make up their diet. Originally from the Arctic, they travel south when their favorite food, lemmings, become scarce.



It's easiest to spot them in open areas, like empty farm fields. They've also been spotted atop utility poles ... and the top of downtown Detroit buildings. 

Tags: , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Metro Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 1, 2020

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit