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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Male SNOWY OWL in Orkney

Have located the Holm SNOWY OWL at Backakelday hy463033. A male for a change!

DIRECTIONS: Take the track to Backakelday (first turn right after Gutterpool on the A961 if you are coming from the Kirkwall direction). There is a pool on your left as you go down the track - keep going - before you get to the farmhouse look to your left for a field full of sheep. I found the bird in there on the ground close to a stone strainer - from certain angles it can be hidden by it. Please do not approach too closely - there may be others who want to see it! (Keith Hague)