Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Owl Prints

Owls are my favourite subject to paint. Here on the Yorkshire Wolds we get barn owls, tawny owls, short eared owls and little owls.

I have owl boxes in my garden and so far a family of barn owls and tawny owls have raised their young here for years.

Many of my paintings are studies of these families. Read their stories below: 

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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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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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Feb 2019 Update – Finding, Digging & Defending A Nest What’s new this month The tawny owls are still uncertain where to nest. Read on to see them flit between Beech Stump and Ash Stump. And look out for a fascinating clip showing how these owls use both claw and wing to dig out scrapes inside these boxes. Meanwhile they are also defending their nest choices from invading birds of prey – like kestrels. Click […]

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From my studio window, I have a great view over the Yorkshire Wolds. I like to keep my French windows wide open for as long as the weather allows. At this time of year, I often find myself distracted from my easel by the autumn bird migration.  As huge flocks of birds fly overhead in formation, I can’t help but put my paintbrush down to admire them. See short eared owls during the autumn migration […]

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Welcome to the story of my 2018 barn owls Follow the story of what happened with my barn owls in 2018. 2019 update: To see what the barn owls are up to in 2019 click here The barn owl babies have all fledged the nest. It’s been an adventure following the intimate story of this barn owl family, from the moment the parent birds began courting to the day the last baby owlet flew the nest. And […]

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The baby barn owls and kestrel chicks in my garden are growing up fast. I’ve been keeping record of their development on my live Nest Cam pages. Scroll down to find out how to check in to see them reach those all important milestones: from first feathers through first squabbles to first flights! Stories from the kestrel nest The kestrels chicks have now fledged but they are still hanging about the nest site where I have […]

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Owl’s cool off from summer heat wave in a ‘hoot tub’ As temperatures soared to record levels here in UK, a pair of tawny owls began using my garden pond as their own personal ‘hoot tub’. The owls returned nightly – and unusually also in broad daylight – to swim and bathe in the pond. Watch them below.  If owls could be said to be washing under their armpits, I’d say these two were! Look how […]

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Enjoy the story of what happened with the tawny owls that live in my garden in 2018. Here I have collated the best clips of tawny owls from cameras hidden inside and outside my nest boxes. I’ve had a pair of tawny owls nesting in a row of sycamore trees in the valley just below my garden for many years now and each year they bring their newly fledged brood to feed from my bird table. But […]

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Over the years, I have put up nearly 200 nest boxes for owls and kestrels and I have found some designs to be more successful than others. Attracting a tawny owl into a nest box depends on a few factors: the availability of natural nest sites in your area and the available habitat and prey.Tawny owls live in wooded or partially wooded areas; you even get them in large gardens and parks in towns and […]

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