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Scottish Owl Centre Scottish owl centre news

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by kiang, 13 Apr 2015.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    News from the centre includes the hatching of 3 Ashy faced owl.
    Burrowing Owls moved into their new aviary.
    A pair of American Barred Owls are the only ones of their species in Scotland, and the female is now sitting in the nestbox incubating a clutch of eggs.
    New arrivals include a pair of Aharonis Eagle Owls and a Vermiculated Fishing Owl.
     
  2. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member Premium Member

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  3. Jackwow

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    I was there yesterday (6/11/15) for the first time and was quite impressed. For a relatively small footprint they have managed to pack quite a lot in, yet most of the aviaries are of a good size and quality. I particularly liked the indoor Rainforest Realm, which I haven't seen at any other owl collection. I also liked the fact that the enclosures made it possible for me to get some decent images of the birds, which is not always the case. It was a grey threatening to rain day and I didn't have long to spend there as I had to get back up to Inverness, so I had to decline an invite to the flying display, although I think I would have been the only visitor there!
     
  4. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Worth noting that the collection has since received 1,0 genetically-proven Magellan's Owl from a private breeder - still the only individuals in a public collection in Europe, as all other "Magellans" displayed within Europe are in fact misidentified Southern Horned Owl.

    When I visited some months ago, I *was* the only visitor present for the first flying display, and was one of only 3 or 4 visitors at the second display :p