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!!!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Hot leads.....

Still processing some of my owl images from last week, here's a few more of the little blokes when they were found playing around amongst the rubble stack.

I tried to think of a humorous caption to go along with this last image, trouble is I am far too straight laced and boring to say anything remotely funny, so I'll let someone else have a go.......

I'm out exploring tomorrow morning, a local lady who introduced herself to me at the Birdfair has offered to show me some Little Owl sites that may be new to me, how could I turn that down?  I'll be there on time and raring to go..........that is as long as I don't stay in the pub too long tonight!


  1. Caption:

    "It's that Riddle fella trying to win Bird Guides again. I'm not coming out - not having my mug posted all over the web. Let me know when he's gone. The rest of you...just look nonchalant."

    Cracking, cracking, comedy image Paul.