Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Watching Wildlife

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This is the extraordinary story of an only barn owl chick whose lonely, chequered, life was recorded on cameras hidden inside her nest. Read on for an owl drama that, looked at from a human perspective, spans love, loss, and even murder! Of course as a barn owl, all this is normal! Live Cameras in my Art Studio  Next to my drawing board sits a bank of TV screens streaming live footage from inside animal […]

painting of the week red squirrel

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painting of the week red squirrel

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Welcome to your weekly update of all my latest wildlife paintings. I spend many hours watching wildlife in its natural habitat in order to capture the individual character of each of my animal subjects. Enjoy! Click here to meet the wildlife models that inspire these paintings September 24th, 2020 Squirrel Nutkin My Painting of the Week To mark Red Squirrel Awareness Week this week, I’m pledging £10 from every sale of my limited edition print […]

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From deer emerging from woodland to owls flitting over evening skies, meet the wildlife art models that inspired my paintings this season. Click here to see a weekly update of paintings these photos have inspired. September 24th, 2020 Red Squirrel (Sciurus Vulgaris) Wildlife Art Model of the Week This week is Red Squirrel Appreciation Week. Red squirrel populations in England are still worryingly low, but in Yorkshire they can be seen in reserves at Widdale, […]

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  I have just finished a new painting featuring a kestrel perched proudly at the entrance to her nest. Painted in acrylics, it’s a portrait of a particularly plucky female whose life I have followed closely on my wildlife cameras this season. The first time I saw her She and her mate appeared in my garden late last winter and began an intense courtship. I was delighted when they went on to inspect the array […]

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Barn Owl Chicks: The Facts Hatching & Early Development Like many ‘baby’ birds, barn owlets are naked and ugly after they first hatch. But they quickly develop a very thin covering of down and by five weeks of age they get their characteristic heart-shaped face. At this age they are also very playful. Like kittens, they run, jump, pounce, hiss and move their heads in the most comical manner, even turning their heads upside down. […]

barn owls facts

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I’ve learned a lot about barn owls over years of studying them for my paintings and so I’ve listed the essential barn owl facts for you here. Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) Barn Owl Facts: Appearance The sight of a barn owl gliding over hedgerows is an iconic countryside image. Known as white owls, barn owls have pure white underbellies, golden, buff-coloured wings, and heart-shaped faces. Barn Owl Facts: Size These beautiful white owls are medium-sized […]

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The moment a hare visits its young is one of nature’s most intimate secrets. This is the story of the time I was lucky enough to capture it on camera in my garden. Uncovering a secret  As I crossed the woodland behind my art gallery I heard something moving in a small clump of hazels. I looked up just in time to see a hare lollop away. I peered into the spot it had just […]

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Can’t wait to find out what happens next? Are you always waiting for the next installment of my wildlife stories to be published?  Desperate to know how Solo the barn owl chick is getting on, or whether the stoat kits I’m hand-rearing are ready for release yet? Now you can be the first to get exclusive glimpses of all my wildlife stories, photographs, films, and paintings, as a member of my new Facebook Supporter’s Only […]

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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) Just 12cm high with strident blue plumage and the flying-style of a speeding bullet, a kingfisher can really pack a punch. But in spite of all its dazzling brilliance, it is also deeply secretive. As a wildlife artist, I made it my mission to find out more. I built an artificial nest box and watched as a kingfisher pair raised their chicks inside. Here are five of the fascinating facts I […]

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