Scientific name: Asio flammeus
The short-eared owl, or 'Shortie', is an unusual owl because it prefers to be out and about in the daytime. It is most easily spotted in winter, when resident birds are joined by migrants. Look out for it over moorlands and saltmarshes.
Average lifespan: est. 4-12 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).