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!!!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Catching up

Pheeeew!!! I have just come through the most intense period of owling I think I've ever had and keeping my blog up to date has had to take a back seat. Almost every evening during the last week or so I have been out doing one thing or another, networking with local landowners, checking boxes, ringing and loads of site monitoring looking for signs of fledged juveniles.

Over the next few days I will endeavour to do a complete round up, but for now I will leave you will my latest image of a juvenile Little Owl taken at my site No 45 near to Willoughby, an image I am particularly pleased with.

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