Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Connecting to Nature | Virtual Art Exhibition 2020

barn owl live cam id

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There are so many barn owls in my garden it can be really difficult to tell who’s who. Quite often I’ve seen seven barn owls at once on the live camera, and I think there could be up to 10 owls out there most nights. So I’ve made a video below to show you the difference between some of the owls and created a ‘rogue’s gallery’ of our main characters below including tips so that […]

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A Christmas Romance As I paint, I can see pair of courting barn owls on a TV monitor next to my easel. The owls are standing side by side, the feathers of their folded wings gently touching. Their secret love story is being relayed from video cameras hidden in a nest box located high in a sycamore tree 200 metres from my art studio. The pairing of these two owls marks a happy end to […]

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I have a painting of a grey seal pup propped against the easel in my studio that I am yet to finish. I was inspired to begin it after watching seals at Donna Nook, an RAF-owned beach in Lincolnshire. Every year between November and January huge numbers of these lumbering sea mammals haul themselves up on to this beach to give birth. It is the only place near here that one can really study them […]

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So far 2020 has been an extraordinary year of ups and downs, but throughout all the uncertainty the wildlife here at Fotherdale Farm has remained a constant source of cheer. I’ve discovered that am not the only one that has enjoyed watching owls, kestrels, stoats and weasels as they go about their daily lives in my garden in Thixendale. It turns out that millions of other people have also found solace in the nature here […]

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As a wildlife artist, I spend my time watching and photographing animals in their natural habitat to gain a thorough understanding of their individual characters. Each new composition begins outdoors as I follow an animal in the wild to learn its unique story and ends in my studio where I apply a detailed, precise painting style to create my life-like portraits. In this blog post, I hope to share my painting process for different artworks […]

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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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This is the extraordinary story of an only barn owl chick whose lonely, chequered, life was recorded on cameras hidden inside her nest. Read on for an owl drama that, looked at from a human perspective, spans love, loss, and even murder! Of course as a barn owl, all this is normal! Live Cameras in my Art Studio  Next to my drawing board sits a bank of TV screens streaming live footage from inside animal […]

connecting to nature through wildlife rehabilitation

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As I sit at my easel painting, two playful stoats bound about on a TV monitor beside me. Far from a distraction, these happy animals lift my spirits and make the long days at my easel go faster. Hand-Rearing a Tiny Stoat Kit I have known and cared for both since they were tiny kits and even hand-reared one – a female, this one was just four weeks when she was referred to me by Mustelid […]

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UPDATE: Needles & Pins Now Released Just to let you know both rescuedhedge-hoglets have grown into healthy adult hedgehogs and I have now released these them into my garden. The good news is that my wildlife cameras mean I can keep track of them as they explore the great outdoors. And one of the hedgehogs has obligingly moved into a hedgehog box I made! I hope this one stays here for the winter, where I […]

rehabilitating ernie the wild tanwy owl

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Rehabilitating Eric| Finding a Foster Family This is the story of a rescued tawny owl chick named Eric and how he is fostered by a family of wild owls. Rehabilitating Eric & Ernie | August Almost Time to Leave Home It’s almost time for Eric & Ernie to find territories of their own. In the meantime, they are toughening up alongside their foster siblings in the wild summer storms we’ve been experiencing here in Yorkshire […]

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