Month: September 2015

A Little Owl mystery

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Just when did the Little Owl first arrive in Gloucestershire? Many thanks to Andrew Bluett and the Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society and Andrew Bluett for the use of this article.

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Little Owl Analysis

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Little Owl (c) Ben Locke
Little Owl (c) Ben Locke

Andrew Bluett has been analysing records for Little Owl in the county.¬†Little Owls are still considered to be alien introductions rather than native, consequently they have no conservation status which makes it very diffcult to attract funding for research in spite of the fact that marked declines have been noted. The suggestion is that there is something amiss causing the declines but no clear indication of what that might be. You can download a copy of Andrew’s document here, or from the documents page.