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, 1 August 2011

Back Yard Birds - USA Style.

This morning I spent another hour in the car parked up near the feeders. Some amazing visitors and great photo opportunities.

Downy Woodpecker

American Goldfinch, already seen but an improvement in the birds posture.

White Bellied Nuthatch.

House Sparrow

Red Bellied Woodpecker, a massive improvement over my previous image.

Red Cardinal, Indiana's state bird, pretty spectacular hey!

Goodness knows what my next stint will turn up?

1 comment:

  1. That Red Cardinal's really some bird!! But the image that does it for me is the Woodpecker. Superb!!!!