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Barn Owl

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Sadly now a scarce and sedlom seen bird in Dorset.


 

 

Photograph by: 
Debby Saunders

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Barn Owl
Scientific Name Tyto alba
Status Scarce
Interest Level
3
Species Family Owls
Visible
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
  • Downland and scrub
  • Farmland
Look for Ghostly white birds over rough pasture and downland at dusk
Additional Identification Notes
  • A very scarce bird in Dorset with limited reported sightings
  • Active at dusk hunting for small mammals 
  • Numbers possibly increased in winter by incoming migrant birds