Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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Now is the time to put up a nest box This week is National Nest Box Week, when the British Trust for Ornithology encourages people to put bird boxes up in their gardens. The aim is to address a shortage of natural nest sites and redress a decline in garden birds.  The week kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, whilst the love is in the air. The idea is that you will be in time […]

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I have more than 30 cameras hidden in animal and bird nests throughout my garden and the countryside beyond and at any one time you can watch wild owls, weasels. stoats or garden birds as they go about their daily business on screens displayed in my gallery in Thixendale, North Yorkshire. I will be updating this blog with video clips taken from these nest cams every time I get any really great action on my […]

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UPDATE: Since witing this blog post I captured this incredible footage of a tawny owl and a barn owl fighting over a nest site. Watch how the barn owl stands its ground against a tawny twice its size! If you thought this was alarming, follow this link to watch a viscous hour-long battle between a kestrel and a barn owl! Not for the faint hearted the battle involves a clash of talons and unnerving drama […]

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Spring is in the air and nest box ‘wars’ have begun. I’ve been following the antics of a pair of kestrels and a pair of tawny owls from my studio window for many years. This week I saw the kestrels mating. They are starting to look for somewhere to nest, but to their horror, they found the tawny owls sitting in the nest box that they had used last year and they were not happy. The kestrels dive bombed the nest box all […]


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