Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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owl in heatwave

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As temperatures across the UK soar to record highs, heating up the countryside in the day and bringing dramatic thunderstorms at night, the owls in my garden are developing strategies to cope. So far the tawny owls are cooling off in my garden ponds, and their chicks have even adopted my daughters’ paddling pool to bathe in, but the barn owls are more unsettled – especially by the thunder. My garden pond is now a tawny […]

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Owl’s cool off from summer heat wave in a ‘hoot tub’ As temperatures soared to record levels here in UK, a pair of tawny owls began using my garden pond as their own personal ‘hoot tub’. The owls returned nightly – and unusually also in broad daylight – to swim and bathe in the pond. Watch them below.  If owls could be said to be washing under their armpits, I’d say these two were! Look how […]


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