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Nest Cameras | Spring 2019 | Barn Owl, Tawny Owl & Kestrel Egg Laying Update Read on to get the latest news from my nest cameras this year   It’s Easter and I’m currently watching 12 of the most beautiful eggs. These are not the chocolate variety, but wild bird eggs that I am monitoring live on screens in my gallery. Each spring I look forward to the first eggs being laid. This year I’ve […]

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Love is in the air at the kestrel nest. Mr Kes has been bringing Mrs K gifts. Scroll down to watch him offer her a rare lizard. Their bond needs to be strong to defend ‘Sycamore Stump’ from marauding barn owls. Watch the clip below as they take turns to guard the nest through wind, rain and snow  – look out for the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ moment Mrs Kes’ skirts fly in the wind. Scroll down […]

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January & February Update Update: Pairing up and Finding a Home What’s been happening this month The kestrels that live around my art gallery and studio are looking for the perfect nest site to raise their young, but they’ve got competition from the resident barn owls and tawny owls who are looking for their own place to nest too. Read on to find out what happens in the ensuing ‘nest box wars’. Click here for the very […]

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This year I celebrate 20 years of painting the wildlife on my doorstep. I’ve been looking back at some of my favourite wild visitors and the paintings they inspired. See more at my winter exhibition at my gallery in Thixendale, North Yorkshire, from Nov 10th – Dec 2nd. July 1998 Only 2 tree sparrows at Fotherdale Painting the wildlife on the doorstep When I moved to Fotherdale Farm in 1998 the only bird life here was one […]

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The baby barn owls and kestrel chicks in my garden are growing up fast. I’ve been keeping record of their development on my live Nest Cam pages. Scroll down to find out how to check in to see them reach those all important milestones: from first feathers through first squabbles to first flights! Stories from the kestrel nest The kestrels chicks have now fledged but they are still hanging about the nest site where I have […]

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Are you up to date with the latest news from my barn owl nest cam and my kestrel nest cam? A lot has happened this week. The barn owls now have three eggs and the kestrels are sitting on a healthy clutch of five! Watch the Barn Owl Nest Cam Now Check in to my Barn Owl Cam and watch footage of the female as she lays three beautiful white eggs. It is fascinating to […]

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I’ve been following the intimate lives of a pair of kestrels living in my garden for more than 10 years and over the years I’ve come to know them well; naming the male Kes, after my favourite Ken Loach film. Sadly last year Kes’ long-term mate passed away. But he is a resilient old bird and already had a new mate in the wings – Follow this link to read my blog post about Kes’ […]

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I’m not really into watching the television, but this month I have been glued to the box. I’ve set up CCTV cameras in a kestrel nest box and it has had me entranced. I have been putting out food for a pair of wild kestrels since 2006 in my garden and it has given me a fascinating insight into their lives. This pair is rather like a long-standing married couple and remains together throughout the […]

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My bird table is unusual because it caters both for birds of prey such as kestrels and tawny owls as well as seed-eating birds like  include tree sparrows, goldfinches, blue tits, robins, wrens and even rarer birds like bramblings. It even draws in insect-eaters like pied wagtails to feed on the blue bottle flies attracted by the meat that I leave out for the birds of prey. Get birds of prey to feed from the […]

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