The St Kilda archipelago is already known as a bird-lovers’ paradise, but one feathered visitor seems to have decided to make Hirta home.

A snowy owl nick-named Snedge captured world attention early in September, when island rangers challenged the internet to spot the snowy owl – surprisingly well-camouflaged against the rocks.

Now rangers have become used to seeing Snedge during their daily patrols. This picture of Snedge, apparently enjoying the afternoon sun, was snapped on Tuesday (October 1st) as ranger Sarah headed out on her rounds.