snowy owl in Altikeeragh Northern Ireland photo by Philip West

Hedwig in Castlerock!

by admin on February 14, 2012

in Activities, Events

A rare snowy owl has been visiting in area. According to the contributors at nibirds.blogspot.com The Snowy Owl was last sighted in Northern Ireland 7 years ago at Longford Point, the species has been sighted only 3 times in Northern Ireland in the last 50 years. We have a guest staying tonight who has come in hope of getting photographs tomorrow. The bird, apparently a first winter male has been hunting around the Altikeeragh hills, a couple of minutes drive from the hostel by our son’s school. Here are some photographs submitted to the Northern Ireland Birdwatchers Association the last couple of days:

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Craig Nash

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Craig Nash

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Garry Armstrong

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Garry Armstrong

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Philip West

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Philip West

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Ian Graham

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Ian Graham

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Mark Killops 1

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Mark Killops 1

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Mark Killops 2

Snowy Owl in Altikeeragh, Castlerock, Northern Ireland by Mark Killops 2

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