Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Kestrel Nest Camera

Welcome to my Kestrel Nest Camera.

I have installed cameras inside a kestrel nest so that I can watch these birds closely for my paintings. I share all the best moments here so that you can follow these kestrels as they breed, lay eggs and raise their young.

I update the camera each week so, keep checking back to this page to read all the latest in the kestrel story.


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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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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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Welcome to the latest update from my Kestrel Nest Camera!   The kestrels are laying eggs in Sycamore Stump. The eggs have come quite early, last year she laid on April 20th and they are known tend to lay between late April and early May. A typical kestrel clutch can range between three to seven eggs. These are laid at regular intervals of two days. So far this female has been like clockwork, producing two […]

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Love is in the air at the kestrel nest. Mr Kes has been bringing Mrs K gifts. Scroll down to watch him offer her a rare lizard. Their bond needs to be strong to defend ‘Sycamore Stump’ from marauding barn owls. Watch the clip below as they take turns to guard the nest through wind, rain and snow  – look out for the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ moment Mrs Kes’ skirts fly in the wind. Scroll down […]

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January & February Update Update: Pairing up and Finding a Home What’s been happening this month The kestrels that live around my art gallery and studio are looking for the perfect nest site to raise their young, but they’ve got competition from the resident barn owls and tawny owls who are looking for their own place to nest too. Read on to find out what happens in the ensuing ‘nest box wars’. Click here for the very […]

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Welcome to the story of the kestrel family in 2018 on my nest cam The kestrel chicks have now fledged! What a wonderful breeding year it was. Scroll down to follow the story of this kestrel family in detail and enjoy every moment: from the time the adult pair first mated, via an intriguing tale of infidelity, and on to watch the chicks first meals and flights. Below is a video made up of all the best […]

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I’m not really into watching the television, but this month I have been glued to the box. I’ve set up CCTV cameras in a kestrel nest box and it has had me entranced. I have been putting out food for a pair of wild kestrels since 2006 in my garden and it has given me a fascinating insight into their lives. This pair is rather like a long-standing married couple and remains together throughout the […]

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I have been offering food to wild kestrels in my garden for many years now. It all started when I saw a young male kestrel in my garden, looking wet and bedraggled and hungry. Rain was forecast for a week and in sympathy I put a mouse on a fence post over an area of rough grass where I had often seen him perch. The mouse disappeared and the next day so did another. On […]


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