Long-eared Owl – records

Asio otusTylluan GorniogIrregular visitor, formerly bred

Earlier records are summarised in Long-eared Owl 1994

1994 – Singles at Rhodiad y Brenin 2, 16 and 17 Jan and at Treleddyd Farm 18 Oct.

1995 – Singles at Rhodiad-y-Brenin 19 Feb; Skomer 16 Aug

1996 – Two Rhodiad-y-Brenin 6 Jan

1997 – Seven Rhodiad-y-brenin 3 Jan, 5 Hendre Farm 16 Jan, presumed to be the same birds (JB)

1999 – Singles Skokholm 16 Oct (GT) and Porth Clais 19 Oct (JB)

2002 – Singles Skokholm 21 Oct and 9 Nov, fourth and fifth records for the island (G.T)

2003 – Singles Skokholm 28-2 Nov, Dowrog 1-20 Nov

2005 – Single Rhodiad, St Davids 8 Oct (JB)

2006 – Single Skomer in the South Valley 14-16 Oct last recorded on the island in 1998 (JGB).

2007 – The only records was of a single bird on Skomer on 24 Oct (JGB)

2008 – The only records were of one on Skomer on 18 Sept, three at Porth Clais on 8 Oct (RW) and one at Marloes Mere on 13 Dec (SS)

2009 – Single Mabs Gate on 1 Jan (SS)

2010 – Two records both of singles the first in North Valley, Skomer on 1 Oct and the later of one ringed at Freshwater West on 11 Dec (RD, PJ).

2012 – Single at St. Davids Head on 13 Sept was the only record (MYP, PKG).

2016 – One on Skokholm on 25 Nov.

2018 – One at St Davids Head on 7 Sept; three in North Valley, Skomer 4 & 7 Nov

Source – Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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