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19 Mar 2015

It was a lovely, sunny Mother's Day afternoon on Sunday- the perfect weather for coming down to the park to meet some owls!

The local Owl and Pussycat Centre bought several of their beautiful birds, from the tiny Scops Owl to a huge Great Horned Owl and including Hedwig the famous Snowy Owl from the Harry Potter films. You can find out much more about them on their website Owl and Pussycat Centre

As well as our actual owls, we had a few colourful owl impersonators out and about as well... Huge thanks to Kath Hamper for manning the craft station during a very busy afternoon!

We ended the day with a torchlight owl walk around the park, listening out for our resident Tawny Owls. Because of the good weather it took a while to get truly dark and the owls kept us waiting but we were lucky enough to hear at least two of them calling across the Pheasantry lawn. 

Wildlife Photography Workshops

We're pleased to announce that we'll be holding another series of wildlife photography workshops here at Haddo on Saturday 13th June. These were hugely popular last year and we've added a few twists this year to make them even more enticing...

As part of the Energetica Festival, our first workshop will focus on seabirds (including Puffins) and will take place at Bullers of Buchan near Peterhead.

The second workshop will be back here at Haddo, covering general advice for outdoor, wildlife photography for all cameras and levels of experience.

The final workshop will also be here at Haddo, starting at 9.30pm and will teach you all about taking pictures at night, low-light shots, star trails and starlight photography.

All three workshops are led by professional photographer Cain Scrimgeour and you can find out all about his recent work on his Facebook page and see some of his videos, including his work for Northumberland's Dark Sky Park and some film from here in Aberdeenshire on Vimeo 

You can find all the details and prices on our events page and you can book by emailing haddo@visithaddo.com or calling 01651 851041 and leaving a message (messages will be picked up on Monday morning). 

Tin Pan Ali

The Haddo Children's Theatre production of Tin Pan Ali premiered to a full house last night. There are still a few tickets left for the performances tonight and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, so come along and join the fun! Details of how and where you can buy tickets are on the events page.