Eagle Owls in Britain
The status of the Eagle Owl in Britain has had a chequered history. In recent years several key investigations have been undertaken looking at the fossil record and evidence of contemporary records. These are summarised in a BOU paper in British Birds in 2008.
View paper. Melling, T., Dudley, S. & Doherty, P. The Eagle Owl in Britain. British Birds 101: 478-490.
Eagle Owl painting by Richard Allen