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, 24 May 2010


Stay in and watch the footie or go and have an hour or two down at "owl avenue"?????

The following images should give you an idea of what I decided to do..........the right choice I think!

It had been a reasonable successful evening with the little owls showing well,  and I think some slight improvements with the flight images too?? But then the evening turned into a barnstormer when the recently located barn owl appeared, and then to make matters even better a pair!.......what a privilege!!!


  1. Brilliant, Paul! Now I'm VERY envious!!

  2. Preciosas fotografías y preciosas aves, me gusta tu blog, desde ahora lo seguiré fielmente.

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