Rpbert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Watching Wildlife

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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 has laid eggs. She is two weeks later than usual and for a while I was worried she wasn’t going to lay 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 vary in size inside the nest. A tawny owl typically lays 2/3 large white eggs roughly every two […]

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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 […]

birdlife of mallorca

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Holiday in Mallorca Booked? Take Your Binoculars Most people go to Mallorca for the sun. But beyond the beach loungers lies a haven for birdwatchers. .  Click to play video If You Love Birds: Then Visit Mallorca I’ve just got back from a memorable week spent on holiday in Mallorca. It’s the third time I’ve visited this island, which is a hugely popular destination with holidaymakers thanks to its warm climate and rugged coastline. It […]

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Now is the time to put up a nest box This week is National Nest Box Week, when the British Trust for Ornithology encourages people to put bird boxes up in their gardens. The aim is to address a shortage of natural nest sites and redress a decline in garden birds.  The week kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, whilst the love is in the air. The idea is that you will be in time […]

the best nest box for a tawny owl

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Each year tawny owls in my garden nest in boxes built especially for them. Over the years I’ve learned what sort of box suits the species best and where to site it. Tawny owls begin courting in winter As I step out of my back door here is a hard frost underfoot. Above the stars twinkle and, in spite of the cold, I can hear the call of a male tawny owl. I know it […]

overcoming dyslexia writing in my hide

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I overcame dyslexia and clocked up 10 years as a newspaper columnist in spite of my spelling I am celebrating my 10th anniversary as a columnist for the Yorkshire Post. Since beginning my monthly column for this newspaper’s ‘Country Week’ insert, I have penned over 120 articles. This is quite incredible if you consider that I am severely dyslexic Overcoming dyslexia with stories of wildlife When I first started the column, I worried I wouldn’t have […]

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Welcome to ‘Wildlife Photo of the Week’ where I share the best of the photographic studies that inspire my paintings. Each week I select one & relate the story behind the picture. If you feel inspired by a subject feel free to get in touch – I paint private commissions and am happy to discuss possible compositions. My number is 01759 368355 or email me on mail@robertefuller.com. To look back at my spring, summer and winter selections follow these […]

a look back at the wildlife of 2018

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From finding a rare white stoat in my garden, to filming an eagle owl in north Yorkshire, I’ve had an eventful wildlife year. In this post I look back at all the action I’ve witnessed, both at home and on trips abroad. My Wildlife Year January 2018 The year kicked off to a tremendous start when a stoat living in my garden turned white. It is extremely rare to see stoats in ermine here on […]

watching wildlife in the caringorms

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The wildlife of the Cairngorms is so inspiring. I went in search of wildcats and came back having seen snow hares, red deer and a golden eagle. It was such a magical experience I couldn’t wait to get back to my easel and paint the beautiful creatures I had seen! I’ve just finished the red stag sketch below. Scroll down to see what else I have painted since I returned. Scroll down to watch a […]

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