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 winter.  Often caught in rabbit-traps.

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

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