Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Watching Wildlife

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I’ve been up late most nights finishing off new original paintings for an exhibition at my gallery in Thixendale. It’s been hard to concentrate because of a particularly raucous pair of tawny owls outside. It is ironic since paintings of these birds rank among the ‘natural treasures’ I have on display. Click here for more information about my exhibition: Natural Treasures  Natural Treasures: Noisy Tawny Owls The tawny owls live in the valley below my […]

kestrel chicks natural treasures

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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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Stoats and weasels filmed in my garden are to feature in a major new BBC Natural World documentary. Narrated by Dame Julie Walters, the programme promises to be a fascinating insight into the weasel animal family, which also includes badgers, wolverines and even otters. The film will feature the habitats I created in my garden for stoats and weasels and will be screened on BBC2 at 8pm Friday, October 25th. I can’t wait to see […]

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Although they are very common animals, not much is known about weasels. I built habitats in my garden so that I could study them for my paintings, following their every move via wildlife cameras. Members of the same animal family as stoats, wolverines and badgers, I discovered some fascinating facts about these secretive creatures. 1. Weasels & Stoats Are Good Swimmers They love water. In fact, they can swim and dive underwater like mini otters […]

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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 […]

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Wildlife Photo of the Week | Autumn Art Studies My photographs are studies for my paintings. I’ve selected the best images of the season for you each week. From swallows photographed shortly before they migrate for the summer to badgers spotted in my garden – this is the very best of British wildlife. Click here to see these photographs translates into paintings on my Wildlife Painting of the Week’ blog.   November 30, 2019 Stoat […]

wildlife art exhibition nunnington hall

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A collection of my paintings goes on show at Nunnington Hall near Helmsley North Yorkshire on Saturday until November 3rd. The exhibition, ‘Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds’, tells the story of the kestrels, weasels, stoats, badgers and owls I watch at my home in Thixendale. My wildlife films, taken from cameras hidden in my garden, and stories of my animal observations will be on show alongside the artwork. Nunnington Hall has a long tradition of […]

gannets at RSPB Bempton

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Three weeks after a fairly major back operation, my enforced rest was beginning to feel stifling and I was in need of a wildlife-fix. So when some friends came to stay for a weekend in July and offered to carry my cameras for me, I was off! RSPB Bempton is a Mecca for Wildlife We went to RSPB Bempton Cliffs, a nature reserve on the east coast that is host to some of Yorkshire’s largest […]

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Yorkshire spans some of the most varied landscapes in the country; including wolds, dales, moors and a spectacular coastline. These different habitats support a variety of wildlife species. To celebrate Yorkshire Day this year, I’ve listed my favourite with tips on where to go to see them. 1. Barn Owls There’s nothing more breathtaking than the sight of a barn owl gliding silently against a darkening sky and in Yorkshire you don’t have to travel […]

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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