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, 22 April 2013

Tawny Owl, re-visited.....

A revisit to the Tawny Owl site on Saturday resulted in some more stunning views, in good light too. For the first time a second bird was seen although I am now waiting to capture an image of it. Obviously another re-visit will be made very soon!


  1. Fantastic! You must be chuffed with that! No Owlets though?

    1. Yes it was fantastic, I haven't seen or heard any young yet?