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!!!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Little Owl No 94

After leaving the morphing owls I was driving down by the cosby golf club and suddenly in the headlights............................................"LITTLE OWL!!!!!!!!"

The anti-lock brakes kicked in with that terrible peddle rumble we all dread and the car was now in a full uncontrollable sideways slide, shite the owl was in that bush that I'd just whizzed past. Finally after what seemed an aged the car bumped to a stop on the snowy grass verge. OMG the owl gods are with me tonight, the owl had flown down the lane and he was now perched in a small tree right next to the car.............what luck!

I had time to take just this one image in manual focus and flash.

Only 6 more sites needed for the BIG...........100!!

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