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, 10 March 2010

Third Time Lucky!

Went out in the landrover tonight for an hour or so, first call was Lodge Farm at Blaby but after a good 30 minutes or so no birds were either seen or heard. After Lodge Farm I decided to go down the road to Port Hill, South Wigston, a new site found a couple of weeks ago. Same story here, absolutely nothing about although I did have a quick chat with a gentleman who did see a little owl here a few days ago. Next stop was at Pochins Bridge, South Wigston and thank goodness......a couple of owls were obliging here!

Site 77, Pochins Bridge - South Wigston.
Shame about the twigs otherwise this would have made a really nice image!

The nest tree at this site is only 10 mts or so from the river's edge and whilst I was watching and waiting for the owls to move into a more photographic position I noticed something moving and twitching along the shoreline. After investigation this little chap was pinpointed and the resultant image was obtained.

Common Snipe.

No comments:

Post a Comment