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, 23 April 2013

What a significant day!

Did you know that today (April 23rd) is the anniversary of the very first Little Owl nest to be found in the UK? No I didn't either! But thanks to Rob (a follower of owls about that then) sent me a link to Mark Avery's blog and a nice piece about this great day in history!!! (click here to view).
So a happy Little Owl day to you all!!!!!


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    1. Thank you Ben, I hope you had a good one too?