Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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  I replaced a waterside bank with a garden shed containing a hide and an artificial nest chamber so that I could watch kingfishers inside their underground nest.  The entire project took a month and led to some incredible kingfisher studies. Click here to read more about these. I installed my hide in situ in February, long before the breeding season. Here’s how I did it. Step One: Replicating the design of a kingfisher nesting […]

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Revealing the underground world of kingfishers It’s mid-January and I’m wading thigh-high through a stream looking for kingfishers. Minnows dart before each footstep. I hear a faint high-pitched peeping sound ahead and slow my pace. A flash of orange and cobalt blue whizzes by. As an artist, I find the vivid pallet of kingfishers irresistible and I have often painted them. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about their behaviour, but I’ve always longed […]


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