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Gallery Open by Appointment I’m delighted to announce my gallery is now open for exclusive bookings so that you can again enjoy all my paintings, live nest cameras, and films. You are welcome to come alone, with your partner, with family members or friends. But, the group size must be no more than six people in total. Appointments are scheduled to last 50 minutes, so that you and your party can enjoy the wildlife on display […]

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Barn Owl Chicks: The Facts Hatching & Early Development Like many ‘baby’ birds, barn owlets are naked and ugly after they first hatch. But they quickly develop a very thin covering of down and by five weeks of age they get their characteristic heart-shaped face. At this age they are also very playful. Like kittens, they run, jump, pounce, hiss and move their heads in the most comical manner, even turning their heads upside down. […]

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Barn Owl Paintings Barn owls are my favourite birds of prey and I have painted them more than any other. My artwork is informed by watching barn owls in the wild and on cameras hidden inside their nests. Click here to go to my barn owl nest camera Scroll down to see my barn owl painting collection and of course, if you are interested in any buying any of my prints, follow the links in […]

barn owls facts

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I’ve learned a lot about barn owls over years of studying them for my paintings and so I’ve listed the essential barn owl facts for you here. Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) Barn Owl Facts: Appearance The sight of a barn owl gliding over hedgerows is an iconic countryside image. Known as white owls, barn owls have pure white underbellies, golden, buff-coloured wings, and heart-shaped faces. Barn Owl Facts: Size These beautiful white owls are medium-sized […]

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A kestrel who fought off several attacks on her nest in order to bring her young up in my garden has proved inspirational. Not only did her bravery move me to paint her portrait (above), but a film I made of the story is due to be shown on BBC1’s The One Show tonight.  I’ve collated some of the highlights for you here. Read on to see them and click here to read the full […]

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The moment a hare visits its young is one of nature’s most intimate secrets. This is the story of the time I was lucky enough to capture it on camera in my garden. Uncovering a secret  As I crossed the woodland behind my art gallery I heard something moving in a small clump of hazels. I looked up just in time to see a hare lollop away. I peered into the spot it had just […]

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Can’t wait to find out what happens next? Are you always waiting for the next installment of my wildlife stories to be published?  Desperate to know how Solo the barn owl chick is getting on, or whether the stoat kits I’m hand-rearing are ready for release yet? Now you can be the first to get exclusive glimpses of all my wildlife stories, photographs, films, and paintings, as a member of my new Facebook Supporter’s Only […]

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Common Kestrel  Falco Tinnunculus If you see a medium-sized brown bird hovering above a roadside, chances are its a kestrel. Also known as a ‘windhover’, a kestrel’s ability to hang suspended in the air as it pinpoints its prey is unique among birds of prey. Identifying a kestrel Male and female kestrels are quite distinct. The male has blue-grey feathers on its head and tail and chestnut-brown feathers on its back, whilst the female’s feathers […]

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I am now looking after two tiny hedgehogs and I haven’t had a lot of sleep! The hoglets are so small I’ve had to wake every two hours during the night to feed them. They were found on the roadside and were very cold and still when they arrived. The first thing I did was wrap them in a blanket and put them onto a heated mat to warm them. I had to warm them […]

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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) Just 12cm high with strident blue plumage and the flying-style of a speeding bullet, a kingfisher can really pack a punch. But in spite of all its dazzling brilliance, it is also deeply secretive. As a wildlife artist, I made it my mission to find out more. I built an artificial nest box and watched as a kingfisher pair raised their chicks inside. Here are five of the fascinating facts I […]

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Kingfishers are undoubtedly one of Britain’s most iconic waterside birds but despite their dazzling beauty, their future is precarious. These bright blue birds are listed as ‘amber’ by conservationists – which means their future survival is in danger. They are also registered as a Schedule 1 species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, meaning they are in need of additional protection. The main challenges kingfishers face are: Cold Temperatures Kingfishers struggle to hunt in freezing […]

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