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, 17 December 2012

Tawny Owl

I have been waiting an awful long time to get a Tawny Owl image in the daylight, the conditions were challenging but I am well pleased with the results from the one and only opportunity I've had in 2012!



There were two of them tucked up inside this hole, now I know where this site is I'll be heading back next weekend, cheers John!

7 comments:

  1. Get in there mate! Great shot.

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  2. Wonderfull picture of one of my favorite Owl.. Congrat...

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  3. A nice big juicy tick Paul, well done mate. So glad too that you chose a daylight image and not a night time shot. Look forward to more from "Project Tawny".

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  4. I'd give my right arm for an opportunity like that. Brilliant Paul!

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  5. Right yer bugger! Now you've pinched my glory you can help me get some shot! ;-)

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  6. Love the header mate,Merry Christmas to you and the family have a good un

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