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Species Details

Common Name Short-eared Owl
Scientific Name Asio flammeus
Species Group Birds Owls
Status Restricted
Interest Level
4
Visabile
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
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An owl active on winter days

Identification Notes
  • Possibly the owl most likely to be seen in Dorset and yet it does not breed here
  • It is comfortable hunting by day which makes it quite visible
  • Every winter there are reports from various locations of wintering short-eared owls
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