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, 21 November 2011

Back with the 'little un's" soon!

Firstly I must apologise for all the SEO images that have completely taken over my blog recently, I promise that once I've had "my fix" I'll get back to the local Little & Barn owls. Anyhow, during my most recent visit to see the SEO's the views were excellent but the light was atrocious.

Normally when presented with conditions like this I very rarely have any "keepers" but beings as I am starting to perfect shooting in manual mode (well sort of) I have now started to surprise myself just what is possible!

Due to the constraints of the blog layout this first image of a SEO calling in flight is as large as I can make it because it is in a landscape format, just double click on it for a larger version.

Although this next image lends itself better to be again cropped in a landscape mode it did have enough space to crop it in portrait.  


  1. A couple more great images Paul. Yep, I too was just thinking earlier-on this evening that it's the 21st of the month already and my LOs have been almost totally neglected this month.

  2. Incredible work you do Paul, nos. seen etc. Love your SEO images.

  3. I can't blame you for the deviation to the SEOs Paul-they are stunning photographs. I certainly wouldn't be able to help myself!

  4. What a stunning image, the second one down, just so full of charm and the look you are getting, right on...well done!

  5. Thanks for your comments folks, very encouraging.