Tyto alba – TYLLUAN WEN – Breeding resident.
A report by Paddy Jenks into the current state of Barn Owls in Pembrokeshire.
Species account from the
‘Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pembrokeshire 2003-07’
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 […]
Tyto alba – TYLLUAN WEN – Breeding resident. The Winter Atlas showed that Barn Owls were recorded in 14 out of 27 of the county’s 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 […]
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Barn Owl in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
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 […]