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!!!

Thursday, 6 January 2011


In between customer visits today I took 5 minutes out to drive down a lane that leads to a local golf course, I had been persistent and done this little journey on many previous occasions,  hoping one day to see the reported Little Owls. 

Well today they finally revealed themselves (albeit they did take some finding) and it was worth it in the end because there was a pair! Thanks must go to Skev who gave me the info on his sighting that was made a couple of years ago sorry 15 years ago!!!! Sadly no camera with me today as the visit wasn't planned, so no images but never the less a new site (No 142) and I'm sure some images of the pair will very soon be gracing these pages!


  1. Just had a good look at your blog, enjoyed looking at it and am very impressed with the quality of your owl images. Just added to your follow list. If you get a chance my blog is Anthonyswildlifephotos.blogspot.com.

  2. Did I say a couple of years ago? Sorry - I meant at least 15 years ago! Glad there are still owls around there - suspect they are not the same pair I saw but hopefully from the same lineage.