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, 26 April 2011

AP Magazine

A few weeks ago I had a phone call totally out of the blue, it was from a chap called Ollie and he represented the monthly national magazine, Amateur Photographer. He had been referred to my owlsaboutthatthen website and was very interested in my owl project and in particular my images!  He thought "my story so far" complemented with some of my pictures would make an excellent article for his magazine and something he thought his readers would be very interested in. 

So after a lengthy one to one interview with Ollie and loads and loads of emails going back and forth, today I received a pre-publication copy of this months magazine. Wow a four page spread with the added bonus of a small front cover image.....what a result!!!!

I have taken an image of each page of my feature (below) so as to give a feel for the article.



I have purposely made the images (above) low res so the text can't be read (I have to be fair to AP magazine) so if you would like to read the article please go and buy a copy, it is a superb magazine that is packed full of other really interesting features and articles on how to improve your photography......out on April 30th!!!!


  1. Just sent you an email about this Paul, absolutely brilliant.

  2. Well done Paul excellent news.

  3. Congratulations! Very well deserved :)

  4. Excellent news Rid, will buy it next it.

  5. All your hard work starting to pay off mate thoroughly deserved