Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus – TYLLUAN GLUSTIOG – Breeding resident and winter visitor

Short-eared Owl – 2003-07 breeding

Asio flammeus – TYLLUAN GLUSTIOG – Breeding resident and winter visitor Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 1 2 Breeding probable 2 1 Breeding possible 1 No of tetrads occupied 3 (of 478) 4 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 0.6% 0.8% Short-eared Owls are very much birds of open rough grassland and heath, […]

Short-eared Owl – 1994

Asio flammeus – TYLLUAN GLUSTIOG – Breeding resident and winter visitor 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 1 Breeding probable 2 Breeding possible No of tetrads occupied 3 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 0.6% Mathew (1894) considered the Short-eared Owl to be common in the winter. He also noted that eggs had been taken from Skomer, where R. […]

Short-eared Owl – 1980s winter

Asio flammeus – TYLLUAN GLUSTIOG – Breeding resident and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Short-eared Owls were mostly present in coastal10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darkest colour for each 10km square represents 2-3 birds seen in a day. More about the Short-eared Owl in Pembrokeshire

Short-eared Owl – 1949

Asio flammeus flammeus Breeds annually in a few places, including one, or two, on the islands.  In winter frequently seen over heaths and bogs. R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More about the Short-eared Owl in Pembrokeshire

Short-eared Owl – 1894

Asio brachyotus A common winter visitor; also, perhaps, a resident in limited numbers. When Snipe-shooting in the autumn and winter, we never failed to flush some Short-eared Owls out of long grass and rushes. They would fly a little distance and then settle again, sometimes alighting on a stump of furze or on a small hillock, and keeping watch upon […]