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, 15 February 2011


Leicestershire now has a brand new website called "naturespot", a superbly presented and very comprehensive website/database that covers all aspects of wildlife that is likely to be encountered in VC55 (Leicestershire).

Visitors are actively encourage to participate by uploading sightings, records and images so they can be shared with others. Take a look, I guarantee you won't be disappointed, I wasn't!! And if you like it, why not register as a user, its really easy and only takes a couple of minutes.

So no matter what your chosen subject/interest is, it WILL be in there!!!

Please take a look by clicking on this link Naturespot or by clicking on the link in my blog list.

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