The short-eared owl
was discovered on the marshes at the old Bettisfield colliery in Bagillt, Flintshire, by a dog walker.
The short-eared owl
- nicknamed "Olly" - was then flown back to land with departing workers and taken to the Scottish SPCA wildlife rescue centre in Fishcross, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, where he will be cared for until he is fit to return to the wild.
Katie-jo Luxton, RSPB Cymru director, said: "Vyrnwy and the surrounding area is home to characteristic and threatened birds such as curlew, golden plover, red grouse, black grouse, hen harrier, merlin, peregrine, red kite and the short-eared owl
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Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Short-eared Owl
(Asio flammeus), Great Bustard (Otis tarda), Pander's Ground Jay (Podoces panderi) and Eurasian Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes).
PHOTO HOOT A wild short-eared owl
has a quick look to check for a northern harrier that had been giving it grief in Boundary Bay, Canada
Only a single short-eared owl
was observed, a species that is typically more common on this study site during the winter months (pers.
Korpimaki and Norrdahl (1991) found that European Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Short-eared Owl
(Asio flammeus), and Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) followed population trends in several species of voles (Microtus) simultaneously.
Vokey estimates that more than 5,000 visitors will pass through the area between January and March to see the eagles and other popular winter birds such as the snowy owl, the short-eared owl
and the rough-legged hawk.
Given the high overall ER, this finding suggests marked differences in species susceptibility to the virus, with species falling into one of three groups (for scientific names see Table 1): death rates >90% (Snowy Owl, Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Boreal Owl, and Northern Saw-whet Owl), death rates <20% (Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl
, Great Horned Owl, Flammulated Owl, and Northern Pygmy Owl), and death rates = 0% (Barn Owl, Burrowing Owl, and Eastern Screech Owl).
An Inuit myth says that the short-eared owl
was once a young girl who was magically transformed into an owl with a long beak.
This is one of the few places in the Northeast where you can still find the Northern harrier and short-eared owl
, and plant species such as the bushy rockrose and Saint Andrews' cross," says Karen Beattie, ecologist with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation (which has acquired 8,700 acres since its inception in 1963).