Eurasian Scops Owl – Brian McCloskey

Eurasian Scops Owl – Photo: Seán Ronayne

This recording appears to be the only one of its kind from Ireland, at least in the public domain, and concerns a bird which represented just the 16th record for the country. This migratory, pint-sized owl is common further south and eastwards into Asia and has a distinctive submarine-like call: