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Thursday, 19 February 2009

SNOWY OWL ON SHAPINSAY, ORKNEY

Just been watching the most stupendous female SNOWY OWL and wow, what a fabulous bird !

Flying, perching on the ground and on fence posts, even made a stab at a cock Pheasant, but I think they decided on a mutual truce! Most likely the one seen by Nic of the Bu on 24 January around the Ouse area. This evening she was in fields near Parkhall about a kilometre east of Furrowend. She flew over my head to roost perhaps at 5.45pm in the direction of the Ouse

There was an AMERICAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL and a single Black tailed Godwit at Mill Dam too yesterday (Paul Hollinrake)