Barn Owl

Tyto alba – TYLLUAN WEN – Breeding resident.

Barn Owl – 2003-07 breeding

Tyto alba – TYLLUAN WEN – Breeding resident. Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 31 47 Breeding probable 11 19 Breeding possible 68 36 No of tetrads occupied 110 (of 478) 102 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 23% 20.8% Barn Owls are thinly scattered across the county, mainly associated with farmland, particularly where […]

Barn Owl – 1994

Tyto alba – TYLLUAN WEN – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 31 Breeding probable 11 Breeding possible 68 No of tetrads occupied 110 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 23% “A resident far from common” wrote Mathew (1894), an assessment with which Lockley et al. (1949) agreed. Lloyd entered “uncommon in Pembrokeshire” in his diary for 1925, and […]

Barn Owl – 1980s winter

Tyto alba – TYLLUAN WEN – Breeding resident. The Winter Atlas showed that Barn Owls were recorded in 14 out of 27 of the county‚Äôs 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 3 birds recorded […]

Barn Owl – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Barn Owl in Pembrokeshire

White-breasted Barn Owl – 1949

Tyto alba alba – TYLLUAN WEN “A resident far from common . . . in cliffs both inland and on the coast”.  Thus Mathew, and this is true to-day.  A pair recorded as nesting in a little cave on the Mewstone, Skomer, among the seabirds.  Has nested also St Margaret’s and Caldey.  Visits the islands in […]

Barn Owl – 1894

Strix flammea (Tyto alba) – TYLLUAN WEN – A resident far from common. In driving about the county we have very seldom seen any of these Owls beating the fields for mice in the dusk of a summer’s eve. We had one or two inhabiting some old ivy-covered ash trees in the covers at Stone Hall, and occasionally saw […]

Barn Owl

Tyto alba – TYLLUAN WEN – Breeding resident.