Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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  One spring I hung an old storm lantern over my back door and by the end of the day a robin had begun building a nest in it. I was so excited when I saw it busily carrying dead leaves and moss into the cavity, because this meant I now had three pairs of robins nesting in the garden. Robins are very territorial and pairs will not tolerate competition, unless the food supply is […]

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Over the years, I have put up nearly 200 nest boxes for owls and kestrels and I have found some designs to be more successful than others. Attracting a tawny owl into a nest box depends on a few factors: the availability of natural nest sites in your area and the available habitat and prey.Tawny owls live in wooded or partially wooded areas; you even get them in large gardens and parks in towns and […]

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It’s National Nest Box Week next week and I decided to use the opportunity to spend some of the money I have raised this year through my conservation project, Nest Boxes on the Wolds, by giving 40 nest boxes to the pupils of Leavening Primary School.Each family at the school got their own nest box to take home and put up in their gardens. I also gave a few to the school garden and we […]


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