BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Short-eared Owl



Short-eared Owl Asio otus [Pontoppidan, 1763]

Short-eared Owl A. o. flammeus

(Extremely rare R, PM & WV.)

  1. One, not aged, 4th Feb. 1945 (H.J. Boyd, H.H. Davis). See note 1 below.
  2. One, not aged, 5th Jan. 1947 (R.E. Alley, H.J. Boyd, B. King). See note 2 below.

Note 1: One about the plantation near BL on Feb. 4 (H.J.B.) in the Somerset Report, and one was seen hunting at the Ubley end of BL on Feb. 4, 1945 (H.H.D.) according to Ornithological Notes, making this record clearly acceptable.

Note 2: The Report on Somerset Birds, 1947 actually says "one in flight at Blagdon", and the Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1947 says "one, Blagdon reservoir, January 5th."

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1945. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  2. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1947. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  3. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1945. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  4. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1947. Bristol Naturalists' Society.

Updated 7 January, 2014