Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Watching Wildlife

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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 […]

wildlife photo of the week

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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.   October 29th, 2019 Barn Owl Chicks […]

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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Puffins are everybody’s favourite seabird and it’s not hard to see why. With their smart black and white plumage, comical walk and bright orange beaks, these small birds really stand out. Puffins in Art As an artist I love puffins for their exquisite striped bills, edged with shades of blue, grey, red, orange, yellow and cream. Their dark eyes off-set this colourful beak with coordinated red and blue eyeliner. It’s as though these birds are asking to […]

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Weasel Watch | A Story that Inspired my Paintings   I’ve followed the intimate lives of a family of weasels in my garden since 2015 and my research includes new insights into the courtship behaviour of these tiny predators. Weasels are so small and secretive it is difficult to study their behaviour. Until now, population counts have been largely conducted from specimens trapped by gamekeepers whilst behavioural studies were mainly based on captive animals. As […]

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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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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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