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!!!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Snuggled Up.

Got out this evening in the late golden sun hoping to make the most of any photo oportunities that presented themselves. Really pleased I did as I located this pair of Little Owls snuggled up in their nest tree near to the village of Gilmorton, totally chuffed with the result!


  1. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PHOTO! <--- oops sorry for shouting!

  2. I love the way both the Owls are pin sharp. A big pat on the back for you mate!!

  3. Thanks for your comments guys!