The nesting of a pair of Snowy Owls Nyctea scandiaca on Fetlar, Shetland, in 1967 was the first substantiated record in the wild in the British Isles. Publicity was inevitable and so the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds organised a round-the-clock watch until the young had flown. This paper is based on data in logbooks at the observation hut and on my own records. Witherby et al. (1938-41...

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