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Barn Owl

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Common Name Barn Owl
Scientific Name Tyto alba
Interest Level
3/5
Related Species Owls
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Summary

Sadly now a scarce and sedlom seen bird in Dorset.


 

 

Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

These contributors have submitted records for this species:

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These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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Barn Owls 1 this morning and 2 here this evening, the morning back-lighting was nice for a change https://t.co/6OBvQzPCrF
Tweet Date:
14/01/2017 - 20:45
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Shame about the poor light but this lovely Barn Owl also entertained us in the same fields. https://t.co/xbofxiadkf
Tweet Date:
04/02/2017 - 18:30
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Great to see these newly fledged Barn Owls on Portland. https://t.co/pDk8mt78Mo
Tweet Date:
11/07/2017 - 19:30
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Took this picture of a young Rat at Lorton Meadows, early one morning recently. Thought it looked a tad worried! https://t.co/rc3UuTIvxR
Tweet Date:
14/07/2017 - 22:00
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A Weymouth Barn Owl taken at last light. https://t.co/YiN0jmzECw
Tweet Date:
20/07/2017 - 22:15
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@harbourbirds Barn Owl showed well for over an hour this morning at M'bere. https://t.co/aq25TteHBD
Tweet Date:
13/08/2017 - 17:45
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RT @TempletonClive: This mornings Barn Owl from Middlebere hide https://t.co/dYWrvxVCS6

Tweet Date:
03/09/2017 - 12:08
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
16/10/2017 - 09:20 Martin Adlam

Red-breasted Flycatcher gone at 8:00am. Very windy from ex-hurricane Ophelia. Did get a Barn Owl in Bumpers Lane Quarry @PortlandBirdObs

15/09/2017 - 21:53 Richard Charmouth

Portland Top Fields & Quarry: Found this Sleepy Barn Owl and re-found the long staying Wryneck. A very enjoyable af… https://t.co/a6jzlIALKA

04/09/2017 - 06:36 Debby Saunders

A Barn Owl is hunting in the fog the fields below Southwell https://t.co/B36v5g5uDQ

03/09/2017 - 12:08 Retweet

RT @TempletonClive: This mornings Barn Owl from Middlebere hide https://t.co/dYWrvxVCS6

26/08/2017 - 14:17 Retweet RT @KathSouthgate: @PortlandBirdObs Barn Owl seen yesterday morning in conifer trees near Easton, Portland
25/08/2017 - 21:57 Steve Groves Not working last 2 days, just evening scopes from hill. 50+ Teal both evenings, lots of Yellow Wagtails about & just heard Barn Owl!
13/08/2017 - 17:45 Birds Poole Harbour @harbourbirds Barn Owl showed well for over an hour this morning at M'bere. https://t.co/aq25TteHBD
13/08/2017 - 15:25 Barbara Bisset RT @dougaldog: This am barn owl perched in front of Middlebere Hide. 3 osprey flying high with one gliding over Coombe Viewpoint @RSPBArn…
08/08/2017 - 09:57 Retweet RT @GreenFGeorge: What for an evening bike ride 🚴 last night to @RSPBArne saw a really close flying Nightjar, a low flying barn owl 🦉n lot…
20/07/2017 - 22:15 Wawlee A Weymouth Barn Owl taken at last light. https://t.co/YiN0jmzECw
20/07/2017 - 21:30 Dorset Wildlife Trust Amazing to see the #BarnOwls @ Lorton Meadows #Dwtwey @BarnOwlTrust @DorsetWildlife @Britnatureguide https://t.co/Y4fNg2IY4r
14/07/2017 - 22:00 Wawlee Took this picture of a young Rat at Lorton Meadows, early one morning recently. Thought it looked a tad worried! https://t.co/rc3UuTIvxR
11/07/2017 - 19:30 Peter Coe Great to see these newly fledged Barn Owls on Portland. https://t.co/pDk8mt78Mo
16/06/2017 - 22:30 Retweet RT @MetalAFC: Good evening at Middlebere today heard a Cuckoo, saw Osprey on dead tree and Barn Owl quartering right next to us! @RSPBArne…
22/05/2017 - 15:00 Dorset Wildlife Trust 6 Barn Owl chicks!! Still 2 eggs, probably won't hatch though - parents very busy! Watch live https://t.co/kjOH7l7yBu #dwtwey #dorsetwt
06/04/2017 - 10:15 Paul and Anne RT @PaulandAnne57: 3 Blackcap, 3 CC., and a dead Barn Owl. Suckthumb Q. 1 Wheatear, B.rates/Reap L.
05/04/2017 - 14:00 Dorset Wildlife Trust Lorton meadows 1 Kestrel egg, 1 Barn owl egg spotted today #DWTwey https://t.co/zPtOhlM3i1
23/03/2017 - 08:45 Birds Poole Harbour Swineham last night. Hen Harr, Merlin, Barn Owl, 18 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, Beatded Tits calling, c5 Cetti's @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides
04/02/2017 - 18:30 Peter Coe Shame about the poor light but this lovely Barn Owl also entertained us in the same fields. https://t.co/xbofxiadkf
25/01/2017 - 14:15 Ian Ballam Barn Owl hunting in reeds behind Sherford mouth @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
14/01/2017 - 20:45 Debby Saunders Barn Owls 1 this morning and 2 here this evening, the morning back-lighting was nice for a change https://t.co/6OBvQzPCrF