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Rare sighting of snowy owl

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Birdwatchers from all over the UK are flocking to Cornwall for a very rare glimpse of a snowy owl.

It was first spotted on the Isles of Scilly before flying to the mainland where it was caught on camera.

The species has not been seen in Cornwall since 1948 and it is not clear why the bird has ended up so far from its natural arctic home.

This video was captured by a viewer.

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