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, 12 December 2011

600 seconds!

I knew it was a risk, the weather forecast was appalling, I chanced my luck and my wait was rewarded with a nearby owl in changing light for a whopping ten minutes, the wind then got up and the heavens opened...........so I went home!


  1. These are some of the most amazing photographs of owls I have ever seen. Amazing in flight photos. The last photo really shows the birds aerodynamics. He looks like a missile with wings.

  2. Fun...I see someone with my maiden name above;~) Your owls are delightful~

  3. Crackers mate..................