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, 23 May 2011

Share and share alike!

I haven't been out "owling" for a few days due to too many other things going on and the really unowl friendly crappy weather, but after having a call from Col Green I had to get my act together and get out there! Col had seen a Little Owl sitting in the guttering of a farm house near to the village of Enderby......and it was one I didn't know about!!! 

So tonight I was compelled to investigate, after a bit of searching I did finally located the owl and it wasn't too far from where Col had seen it on Sunday night. A shameful image I know, but I do have all the usual excuses, too dark, too wet too far away etc etc....

My first image from new site No 179, along with a mocking Blackbird!

Wasn't it nice of Col to share this owl site with me, I think the bang on the head he took last week has turned him into a really nice and caring person..........either that or he's after something???

Cheers Col!!!


  1. that Blackie had better watch himself....
    we've had 2 caught & killed by LO

  2. LO's killing Blackbirds, blimey I'd never of thought it!!! Just goes to show what vicious little buggers they can be.