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Snowy Owl nest with six eggs and a chick
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Image details:  
Image Description: Snowy Owl nest with six eggs and a chick
Image notes: The first of the chicks to enter the world.
Species in Image: Snowy Owl
Date: 1967
Area: Fetlar
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01617

General details:  
Common Name Snowy Owl
Latin Name Bubo scandiacus
Latin Group Name Strigiformes
Latin Family Name Strigidae
Common Family Name Owls

A rare migrant from the arctic.

Bobby Tulloch discovered the first recorded nest in Britain on Stakkaberg, Fetlar in 1967. After which, the pair bred for nine years and 23 young were fledged.

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