Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Nestcams

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Four chicks have hatched at Salt End! Scroll down to see them as they emerge wet and shaky from their eggs. These clips are taken directly from live cameras inside the nest. A wireless internet signal relays the footage 50 miles from their nest at an industrial site in Hull to my remote gallery in Thixendale. Read on for the highlights and scroll down to see the paintings inspired by this fascinating pair. All about […]

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The female tawny owl is now incubating three eggs. She sits on these eggs alone for 30 days until hatching begins. This year she laid two weeks later than usual and for a while I was worried she wasn’t going to lay any eggs at all. Owls are unlike other birds in that they begin to incubate as soon as the first egg is laid. This means that the chicks hatch at different intervals and […]

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  Cameras running 24 hours on a peregrine nest located on a vast industrial site in Hull are relayed via a wireless internet signal to my remote gallery in Thixendale. Follow the story of the peregrines of Salt End Chemical Park here. The highlights so far include a dramatic courtship conducted at dizzying heights and the magical moment four spectacular red-brown eggs are laid, one by one. Scroll down to see the paintings inspired by this intense […]

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The female barn owl is now laying. She is supported by the male who brings regular meals into the box. Barn owls differ from other birds in that they incubate their eggs from the moment the first one is laid. As a consequence the chicks hatch at different times and can vary considerably in size. Scroll down to see the paintings inspired by this barn owl pair. From the beginning: Click here to read full […]

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This is the story of a pair of peregrines living high on a cooling tower at Salt End, a vast industrial chemical park on the banks of the Humber Estuary. Click to play video Far above one of Europe’s busiest ports in an industrial landscape of belching chimneys and vast cooling towers, live a pair of peregrine falcons. The world’s fastest bird has made this harsh and unforgiving environment of Salt End Chemical Park near Hull its […]

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March 2019 Update Update: Barn Owl Love in the Box What’s new on the Barn Owl Nest Camera this Month The barn owl courtship is hotting up. The pair are still deciding which nest box to finally settle into but most of their time is spent at The Elm Stump. Read on to follow the story of their courtship this month and scroll down to see the paintings inspired by this barn owl pair. Click […]

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March 2019 Update – Will there be eggs? What’s Happening this Month I’m expecting the female tawny owl to lay any day now, but she hasn’t been looking well. Read on to find out how she’s getting on and see also that the pair are still fussing over which nest site to choose. Click here to follow their story from the beginning of the season. March 22nd – 30th 2019 Inside A Tawny Owl Nest:  […]

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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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Jan & Feb 2019 Update Update: Barn Owls Find Love What’s new on the Barn Owl Nest Camera Read on to follow the story of barn owls as they pair up and find a nest. They’ve even begun to dig a nest scrape inside the nest box . Click here to find out the latest in their story on my March update. And scroll down to see my paintings inspired by these owl studies.   […]

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