Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Nestcams

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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 […]

owl in heatwave

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As temperatures across the UK soar to record highs, heating up the countryside in the day and bringing dramatic thunderstorms at night, the owls in my garden are developing strategies to cope. So far the tawny owls are cooling off in my garden ponds, and their chicks have even adopted my daughters’ paddling pool to bathe in, but the barn owls are more unsettled – especially by the thunder. My garden pond is now a tawny […]

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  After a worrying start to the season, just one precious tawny owl chick hatched inside my purpose-made Beech Stump nest box. This fluffy owlet was joined by two foster chicks and all three tawny babies have now fledged successfully. Click here to follow the tawny owl story from the start of the 2019 season Scroll down to see my paintings inspired by these video studies July 2019 Fostering and Fledging Owl’s First Flights The […]

peregrine chicks

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The peregrine chicks have now fledged! These clips are taken directly from live cameras inside their nest at an industrial chemical plant in Hull. A wireless internet signal relays the footage 50 miles from their nest to my remote gallery in Thixendale. Read on for the highlights and scroll down to see the paintings inspired by this fascinating falcon family. All about the ‘Salt End Peregrines’: click here to read their story Keep checking in […]

stoat camera stories

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Welcome to the first of my Stoat Camera Stories where I share the highlights from cameras trained on a family of stoats living in my garden. The story begins this year with two females, a mother and daughter, who have set up home in the same territory. Watch the tense family drama unfold as they both become pregnant and prepare for the arrival of their kits. Scroll down to see the paintings this study has […]

Barn Owl Chicks

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The barn owl chicks are growing up fast. Their fluffy down is giving way to fine, buff-coloured feathers and they are now exploring the nest and even standing at the entrance to Elm Stump, bobbing their heads up and down as they take in the view. Keep checking in to this blog for all the latest news and scroll down to see the paintings these barn owls have inspired. From the beginning: Click here to […]

stoat camera stories

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This is the story of a family of stoats living in my garden in North Yorkshire. An intensive five-year study into the secret world of stoats I have been watching six generations of a remarkable stoat dynasty for five years now. I follow these little known mammals from the moment the kits are born inside their animal nests to their first experiences of winter snows, getting to know each one individually, giving names to most. […]

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Nest Cameras | Spring 2019 | Barn Owl, Tawny Owl & Kestrel Egg Laying Update Read on to get the latest news from my nest cameras this year   It’s Easter and I’m currently watching 12 of the most beautiful eggs. These are not the chocolate variety, but wild bird eggs that I am monitoring live on screens in my gallery. Each spring I look forward to the first eggs being laid. This year I’ve […]

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