I got a call from Paul Troake who came across a female Snowy Owl out on the bog between Spiddal and Inveran yesterday. This a huge open area and without knowing where exactly to look it could be nigh on impossible to find. I headed up today for a look. Cathal Forkan was already on site about a kilometre to the east and was looking at the bird. We watch the bird from a distance of about 700 metres. A Snowy Owl was seen in this very spot earlier in the winter and is most likely the same individual. It flew up the hillside at one point and luckily I was videoing the bird with the phone at the time. They are a very special looking bird and what a sight she was.
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