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 studyin 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!!!
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
At long last!
It has been a long while in the capture, but at long last I have nailed a Barn Owl in flight image that I am very happy with. Captured tonight at a location in south Leicestershire and in pretty decent light too!
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He came back around again later on, so just for good measures a perched image too, the light was then terrible so the ISO was bumped up and a bit of noise reduction made the image just about usable.