Tawny Owl

Strix aluco – TYLLUAN FRECH – Breeding resident

Tawny Owl – 2003-07 breeding

Strix aluco – TYLLUAN FRECH – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 57 50 Breeding probable 84 79 Breeding possible 60 30 No of tetrads occupied 201 (of 478) 159 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 42.1% 32.5% Examination of the tetrad map suggests that the Tawny Owl breeding population distribution has […]

Tawny Owl – 1994

Strix aluco – TYLLUAN FRECH – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 57 Breeding probable 84 Breeding possible 60 No of tetrads occupied 201 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 42.1% The Tawny Owl was regarded as a common resident bird by Mathew (1894) and by Lockley et al. (1949), and this remains the case today. This owl breeds […]

Tawny Owl – 1980s winter

Strix aluco – TYLLUAN FRECH – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Tawny Owls were present in the majority of 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 2 birds seen in a day. The […]

Tawny Owl – 1894

Strix aluco A common resident. This is the common Owl of the county, and is abundant in all woods and plantations. We had numbers at Stone Hall, where it was no infrequent sight to see one or two roosting during the day on the roof of the house among the chimney pots. They nested in old Crows’ nests; quarrelled with the […]