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!!!

Saturday, 10 July 2010


Today just seemed to be totally devoid of owls, I was owl n about for around 7 hrs and must have visited over 20 different sites. In total 4 owls were seen at 3 sites and one of those was just a fleeting glimpse...........just what is going on????

Anyhow, as it was a pretty uneventful day and I have nothing much more to say so I'll just leave you with a few images of three of the birds that did show!

As usual, double click on any image for a more detailed and larger version.

Site No 11 at Claybrook Magna, unusual perch?

Site No 107 at Gilmorton, an alert adult.

 Say aaaargh!!!

Site No 107 at Gilmorton, an alert juvenile, one I rung a few weeks ago.

Say aaaargh again!!!

1 comment:

  1. Ben the plumber16 July 2010 at 16:23

    Some brilliant images Paul