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!!!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

It's in the detail!

Met up with John again tonight down at "owl avenue" and true to form the newly found resident barn owls showed again at around 9.45pm. Didn't bother with any images as John says my images of the pair that I took on Tuesday night were pretty good anyway, they just need a bit of post processing (he's an expert at this you know) so here's the same image from Tuesday with John's finishing touches.

I was really pleased with the former images but now I'm just astounded with the detail that John has managed to bring out!!!! For a better appreciation of this please double click on the picture for a larger image and more detail.

1 comment:

  1. That is a super portrait of the birds and how relaxed they look.