Hi and welcome to my Blog, my name is Paul Riddle and I live in south Leicestershire, UK. Back in August 2007 my quest began to locate as many local Little Owl territories as possible. The driving force was a reported decline in the uk numbers so I thought I would do my bit and conduct a study in my area. After 7 years and countless hours out in the field I have detected over 200 different sites. With a thirst for a greater understanding of the owls a more comprehensive monitoring and nest box programme then commenced. This also now includes monitoring the local and very sparse population of Barn Owls, please pop back occasionally and catch up with the life and times of my owls and any other wildlife that I come across. I hope you enjoy your visit!!!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Daily Fix!

Nothing much to report today in the way of owl's, too busy working! However I did get my daily "fix" when I managed to squeeze in this one distant little guy who was located on the back road from Mallory to Barwell. This is my first picture of a LO from this site even though I've visited it many times since I first located it on 3rd April 2009.  There is a breeding pair here at this site as fledglings were heard in the nest tree (ash) although numbers were not confirmed.

Little owl site No 42, Kirkby Mallory - Brockey Farm (A).

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