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!!!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Found one!

A bit of snow and a Little Owl, just what I'd been after.


This obliging owl took long enough to find, and I had him for all of 5 minutes!
Better than not at all I suppose?


  1. Great this little ones in the snow !

  2. Those are great snowy owl images. A really cute-looking bird!

    Managed to get some of my own yesterday, but nearly ran into a disaster - twice!

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Looking good! Cheers for meeting us the other week, been out a few times to the site you mentioned but no joy. Went to scotland for a week so haven't checked for a while. Check out my new blog I made ready for going to africa: http://kalahariblog.wordpress.com/ cheers.

    1. I'll be checking in on you to see how you are getting on in Africa mate. We'll have to catch up when you get back and do some owls!

  4. Great set of images Paul, well done