Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Nestcams

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This blog follows the lives of a barn owl family living in my garden in North Yorkshire. I have installed cameras inside, and outside, this owl nest and I will share all the best moments from their story here. March 31st, 2020 Barn Owl’s First Egg  Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest The female barn owl has laid her first egg! She first stood up to reveal the gleaming white egg at 4.10pm! Interestingly, moments […]

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This blog follows the story of a family of kestrels living in my garden in North Yorkshire. I have installed cameras inside and outside their nest so that I can watch these birds closely for my paintings and share all the best moments from these cameras with you.  March 30th, 2020 Female Kestrel Lays First Egg Egg Laying Today the female laid the first egg of the season in my Ash Stump nest box. She […]

peregrine nest camera

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Welcome to the very latest updates from live cameras installed inside the Salt End Peregrine Nest. This nest is located high on a cooling tower at an industrial site in Hull, Yorkshire, 50 miles away from my remote rural gallery in Thixendale. Footage from the cameras is relayed via wireless internet signal and I then collate the best bits for you to follow the story of this fascinating falcon family.  I will be posting weekly […]

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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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Last autumn I installed four cameras inside a peregrine falcon nest located at a vast industrial site on the banks of the Humber Estuary in Hull. This meant I could record events inside the nest at Salt End Chemical Park and relay live images of the action via a mobile internet connection back to my gallery in Thixendale, a full 32 miles away!  The nest, located 100ft up a grain silo, is well established. The […]

barn owl chicks fly

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The three barn owl chicks are now flying free and the parent birds are sitting on a new clutch! Read on to watch their first flights.  From the beginning: Click here to read the full story of this barn owl family July 2019 Barn Owl Chicks Fly Free First flights and a new brood The barn owl chicks have fledged. My cameras caught all the action as they prepared for their first flights, flapping their […]

fostering tawny owls

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In the valley below my gallery three tawny owl chicks make their way through a line of sycamore trees, flitting from branch to branch. They are heading towards my garden bird table, where the adult tawny owls tear up portions of food to feed to them one by one. Tawny Owls are excellent parents These birds are excellent parents, even though only one of the three owlets is actually their own chick.  The other two […]

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