Distinctive with its white heart shaped face, buff back and white underparts, it is the most widespread species of owl. They are breeding residents in all areas on Arran with most sightings at dusk. It hunts by silently flying low and slowly over open ground, often hovering, searching for potential prey, usually feeding on rodents, but may also take small mammals, birds and insects. The shallow hollow nest covered in down is usually in a tree or building, but may also be in crevices in rocks and cliffs.
Size: 6cm x 10cm