Norfolk snowy owl attracts Harry Potter fans and birdwatchers

From BBC - March 12, 2018

A "Harry Potter" owl, of the same species as the post-carrying Hedwig in the wizard films, has made a rare appearance in Norfolk.

Hundreds of bird watchers and Potter fans visited RSPB Titchwell Marsh and RSPB Snettisham to catch a glimpse of the Arctic snowy owl.

It was first seen on Friday at Scolt Head island near Wells-next-the-Sea - the first in Norfolk since 1991.

On Sunday, about 900 people turned up at Snettisham.

The RSPB believed it had arrived from Canada or Scandinavia, and it has also been spotted at Thornham Point.

The fictional Hedwig is an affectionate and loyal companion in the Potter books and films.

"In reality, they are reclusive birds unused to human contact," an RSPB spokesman said.

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