The flighty owl came and landed on a fence post not 10 metres from where I was parked up. As I had my camo screen up at the Landrover window he couldn't see me......but he could hear me! The deafening sound of the camera shutter completely killed the tranquil silence and scared him off, but not before I took advantage of the situation and rattled off some images.
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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!!!