Monday, January 5, 2009

Rare snowy owl spotted in Cornwall, England

Hundreds of birdwatchers have gathered in a Cornish village to catch a glimpse of a rare snowy owl. The bird, which is a native of the Arctic Circle, and is usually found in Greenland, Canada and Russia, has been seen at Zennor, near St Ives. It is the first time in 60 years one has been seen in Cornwall. (link via Well it has been snowy in England recently!


  1. Much as I would love to see one in the wild I certainly wouldn't travel to Cornwall to do so!
    For those who have it's a brilliant way to start the year. xx

  2. Yes, it would be wonderful to see one in the wild but I agree with you, flighty.

    I guess you and I don't qualify as proper "twitchers" (a compulsive bird watcher, travelling long distances to see rare species)!

  3. Birdwatchers are a VERY unique breed and this comes from the daughter of one!

  4. If you are referring to obsessed birdwatchers - "twitchers" - then I agree, Sarah!