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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Long-eared Owl – 1994

Asio otusTylluan GorniogIrregular visitor, formerly bred

Mathew (1894) regarded the Long-eared Owl as a scarce winter visitor and reported that “bird-stuffers” received a few occasionally. Lockley et al. (1949) said it was a scarce resident and noted breeding near Granant, at Solva, near St Dogmael’s and at Dowrog; the last breeding record was in 1935.

They have been recorded in 17 years since, mostly between January and March but also in May, July, October and November on the offshore islands, where nearly half the total has occurred.

No evidence exists to indicate their origin but it is tempting to think of Ireland as a likely source. Considering how inconspicuous they are it is conceivable that dispersing juveniles reach Pembrokeshire in most years and stay the winter; for example, there were roosts of three at Colby Moor in 1991 and at Rhodiad y Brenin in 1993.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

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Long-eared Owl – 1980s winter

Asio otusTylluan GorniogIrregular visitor, formerly bred

The BTO winter atlas showed the 10km squares where Long-eared Owls were recorded 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 lighter blue represents single birds.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.

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Long-eared Owl – 1949

Asio otus otus

A scarce resident, which has bred occasionally.  An adult and half-grown young in a small copse near Granant, 30 May 1912 (B.Birds XVIII 233).  Has nested at Solva and near St Dogmaels (Bertram Lloyd).  In 1935 nested in an old Magpie’s nest in a small willow on the Dowrog, near St Davids (A.Brook).

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

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Long-eared Owl

Asio otusTylluan GorniogIrregular visitor, formerly bred

Long-eared Owl – records

Asio otus – Tylluan Gorniog – Irregular 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 […]

Long-eared Owl – 1994

Asio otus – Tylluan Gorniog – Irregular visitor, formerly bred Mathew (1894) regarded the Long-eared Owl as a scarce winter visitor and reported that “bird-stuffers” received a few occasionally. Lockley et al. (1949) said it was a scarce resident and noted breeding near Granant, at Solva, near St Dogmael’s and at Dowrog; the last breeding record was […]

Long-eared Owl – 1980s winter

Asio otus – Tylluan Gorniog – Irregular visitor, formerly bred The BTO winter atlas showed the 10km squares where Long-eared Owls were recorded 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 lighter […]

Long-eared Owl – 1894

Asio otus – A winter visitor; scarce. We believe we have heard the cry of this Owl in the winter time in the fir plantations at Stone Hall. The bird-stuffers receive a few occasionally. The Long-eared Owl is included in all the lists we have examined, with the exception of that of Mr. Dix, who evidently never met with it. Mathew […]