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!!!

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Dwindling numbers.

Only 3 Barn Owl chicks left now, the fourth and smallest one that we saw in my last post has now gone. It didn't have anywhere to hide  in the box away from (in comparison) its three massive siblings, consequently it was eaten!

The three remaining juveniles seem to be a picture of health, their short term future looks promising as long as the weather holds and the parent owls continue to keep the supply of rodents coming in.


  1. Fingers crossed for the weather!

  2. Es impresionante lo feuchas que son de pequeñas y lo bellas que son adultas.
    Muy bonitos los 3 pollos!!