Rpbert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Press & TV

Robert Fuller and TV Mike Dilger

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I was probably one of the few people in the country pleased to see the recent forecast for snow. More than two years ago BBC’s The One Show asked me to film a five minute piece about wildlife in winter and I have been praying for ‘proper’ snow ever since! I kept a close eye on the weather forecast. A camera crew and The One Show presenter, Mike Dilger, were poised to set off from […]

Fidget my pet weasel

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I’ve been watching a family of wild weasels in my garden for two years, monitoring their lives closely via surveillance cameras hidden in the shrubbery. It’s been fascinating following their story through the seasons, from the moment the adult pair mated, to the birth of the kits and on to watching the young on their first hunting lesson. I’ve learned some interesting things about these tiny mammals along the way. For instance how early the […]

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I had a wonderful day yesterday. I travelled down to Sherborne Esate in Gloucestershire from my home in Thixendale, North Yorkshire. I went down to be filmed on BBC Springwatch Unsprung, which is the live analysis programme into fun wildlife stories. The Springwatch team had asked me to take down one of my original paintings, so I decided to take down my new acrylic painting of a kingfisher, below.   They also asked me to […]

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I’ve been invited into the studios of BBC Springwatch for their indepth analysis programme, Unsprung. I was asked to bring in an idea for my ideal ‘fantastical animal or animal of the future’. I’m going to suggest a ‘Super Stoat’. Stoats are one of the few species that will kill rats – and rats are threatening to destroy one of my favourite species, the penguins of South Georgia. If I could breed a ‘super stoat’, […]

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BBC Springwatch are coming today to film the kingfishers I’ve been watching inside their nest. I’ve been watching this pair since February from a hide I built next to a pond and I’ve followed their courtship through to the eggs being laid and their chicks hatching via cameras hidden inside their nest. Below is a taster of the kind of footage I’ve been getting. I think the crew at Springwatch will love it. I’ll up date […]

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I had a great day filming with BBC Countryfile today. The crew came early this morning to film me at my gallery. They were interested in seeing how I set up cameras to record wildlife which I use as research for my paintings. Today they were interested in concentrating on a new feeding post that I was planning for the kestrels that nest in my garden. The presenter was the para olympian Steve Brown, who […]

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I plan to keep this post up to date with news clippings as and when they appear in the press and will keep updating it with the best of my coverage in the news. April 2017: My TV appearance with my pet weasel Fidget on The One Show  hit the headlines, as both The Yorkshire Post and The York Evening Press announced it in their pages. Click on the links to read the full articles. Also my column on […]

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People often ask my about how I capture the character of an animal or bird in paint so I thought I would share this TV clip since it describes how closely I watch wildlife for my work. The piece was recorded for  ITV Calendar News to promote my exhibition last summer but it remains relevant. You can see how I encourage wildlife into my garden using nest boxes for owls and garden birds and how […]

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  Read on to read the blog I wrote on the day he was filmed and to find out why Fidget is running this assault course! A camera crew from The One Show are in my studio today filming Fidget, the weasel I took in as a tiny kit after he was found abandoned in York last year. Followers of my blog will know that I have spent the last few years studying weasels in […]

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Playful stoat cubs, acrylic painting by Robert E Fuller I have a fantastic video clip of a stoat examining the ice on the pond in my garden. It’s incredible to watch the stoat as it encounters the thin film of ice on the water. This young male is just a year old so it could possibly be the first time it has come across ice. Watch the video link below to see how it pauses […]


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