As regular readers of this blog are aware, the Little Owl is a struggling species here in the UK and numbers are on the demise in most counties. So any publicity and spreading the gospel of their plight and struggle is good news, especially when it is in the national newspaper, The Daily Mail. Today's issue (Aug 5th 2010) has an excellent and comical article with some stunning images supplied by Andy Rouse complemented with comments from Emily Joachim (both previously of "owls about that then" fame!!!!!) please take a look by clicking on this link, dailymail.
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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!!!