Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Nestcams

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Barney was one of my favourite owls here at Fotherdale. He had lived here for more than years but sadly, on the 23rd of October, I saw him for what would be the last time. What Happened to Barney? I don’t expect I will ever know what happened to Barney. He may have sustained one too many attacks, he certainly had a great many clashes with the tawny owls that also live here during his […]

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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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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 […]

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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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This blog post follows a family of stoats in my North Yorkshire garden. The matriarch, Bandita,  is famous. She is the star of a BBC Natural World documentary. December 1st 2020 Bandita Goes White Stoat Camera Stories 2020 Bandita is getting ready to deliver the ultimate Christmas present – this stoat star is starting to shed her summer fur in favour of a snow white coat. Ermine Stoats are Rare Bandita is one of a […]

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This blog follows the lives of a barn owl family living in my garden in North Yorkshire and is taken from the best of video clips from live nest cameras. Live Streaming You can now watch this nest box live on my YouTube Channel CLICK HERE TO WATCH (If you don’t have access to YouTube you can see it on Facebook, Robert E Fuller, every afternoon. Click here for more info December 22nd 2020 Barn […]

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This blog follows the story of a family of kestrels living in my garden in North Yorkshire and includes the best footage from live cameras in their nest. September 2020 Kestrel Pair Choose Next Year’s Nest Prospecting Already The kestrel chicks have now all dispersed, but the adult pair are still here in the valley of Fotherdale and recently I spotted them prospecting for new nest sites. Although it is only September and they won’t […]

peregrine nest camera

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This is the story of a family of peregrine falcons living on an industrial site in Hull. Known as the ‘Salt End Peregrines’, these birds live high on a cooling tower at Salt End Chemical Park where live cameras follow their every move. Scroll down to see how the story has inspired new artworks. Click here for a brief history of The Salt End Peregrines| Click here for the story of The Salt End Peregrines […]

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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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