Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Nestcams

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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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Capturing the Glance of a Peregrine in Paint | My Painting Story This is the story of a new original acrylic painting inspired by watching peregrine falcons on live nest cameras at Salt End Chemical Park in Hull. Footage from this camera is streamed via wifi to my art studio more than 50 miles away and over the years I have watched the story unfold as this formidable peregrine pair raise three generations of chicks […]

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This blog post follows a family of stoats in my North Yorkshire garden. The matriarch, Bandita,  became famous after she starred in a BBC Natural World documentary last year. May 18th, 2020 Bandita is On the Move Again Stoat Camera Stories 2020 Just 10 days after moving her family into the wall at the bottom of my garden, Bandita was on the move again. This time she moved all seven kits, one by one, into […]

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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. June 2020 Just One Barn Owl Chick Hatches & I Name it Solo Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest Sadly only one egg from the clutch of three hatched. I named this only chick Solo. Solo hatched on May 8th – a week later […]

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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. June 7th, 2020 Five Kestrel Chicks Hatch A Successful Hatching in the Kestrel Nest In spite of a succession of brutal raids from jackdaws, tawny owls, and even a barn owl, five of the kestrel eggs survived intact and have now hatched! Watch my video below to […]

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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A precious few animals in the UK wear white for winter A handful of animal species have the remarkable ability to turn white in winter in order to match the snows of the season and the transition, which in the UK applies to ptarmigan – a genus of bird related to grouse – mountain hares and stoats, is something that fascinates me. Neither mountain hares nor ptarmigan are found in Yorkshire and although I have […]

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I’ve been up late most nights finishing off new original paintings for an exhibition at my gallery in Thixendale. It’s been hard to concentrate because of a particularly raucous pair of tawny owls outside. It is ironic since paintings of these birds rank among the ‘natural treasures’ I have on display. Click here for more information about my exhibition: Natural Treasures  Natural Treasures: Noisy Tawny Owls The tawny owls live in the valley below my […]

kestrel chicks natural treasures

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A new exhibition of my artwork opens today at my gallery in Thixendale. The theme is ‘Natural Treasures’ and is a celebration of Britain’s wildlife heritage through paintings, photography and film.  Saving Natural Treasures: A family of wild kestrels I’ve traveled the world to see some of the rarest creatures on the planet, but it is the wildlife on my doorstep that I value the most. One of these gems is Mr Kes, a wild […]

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Kestrel Nest Camera | The Final Chapter | Saving the Kestrel Chicks A Story of Tragedy and Rescue Days after all five kestrel chicks hatched there was a tragic turn of events in the story of this kestrel family. Keep reading to find out what happened and scroll down to watch a film about this tragic tale. The chicks were just a day old when I noticed their mother slumped in the nest. I watched […]

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