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, 19 October 2015

2016 Calendar

Hi all,

As any regular readers/followers of this blog will know, I have over the years (with my mate Col Green) been designing, making and erecting owl nest boxes (over 100 so far). This is definitely a labour of love and when boxes become occupied and birds go onto breed it makes all the effort worth while. However, completing all this work and sourcing the required materials doesn't come cheap! In order to help fund more boxes each year I compile a unique owl calendar with all the profits going back into the scheme.

My calendar for this year has just been completed and each month features an owl image that was taken by myself during 2015, please see draft of the cover and each month below. 

The calendars are professionally manufactured using a high quality glossy 235g/m premium paper stock which gives the images a vibrant and vivid finish. The approx size when opened is 11" wide x 17" high and would complement any kitchen/study wall!

This year I have committed to a larger quantity from the supplier which has enabled me to keep the pricing lower than that of previous years! 1 x calendar is £10.00 or two for £18.50, (plus p&p at £1.50).

So would you like one of my 2016 owl calendars whilst also helping the owls? If so please either leave a message on my blog or email me at littleowl123@icloud.com and I'll get back to you asap with more details.

Many thanks to anyone that is able to order a calendar, your support along with all the previous purchasers is greatly appreciated!