Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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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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Despite their bright shock of electric-blue and orange feathers, it can be difficult to spot a kingfisher in the wild. I built an entire kingfisher bank so that I could watch them up close. Click here to read about what I discovered. If you simply want to be sure of seeing one next time you are out walking, here are a few tips. Look for them along rivers and streams Kingfishers live along clean waterways, […]

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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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Electric blue and accented in bright orange, kingfishers are undoubtedly Britain’s most striking birds. This art collection follows an intensive study of their behaviour, during which I filmed kingfisher chicks inside their underground nests.   Paintings Inspired by Kingfishers The sight of a kingfisher is often no more than a fleeting flash of blue as it darts along a riverbank and so in order to study this bird closely for this collection of detailed paintings, […]

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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