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Jan & Feb 2019 Update Update: Barn Owls Find Love What’s new on the Barn Owl Nest Camera Read on to follow the story of barn owls as they pair up and find a nest. They’ve even begun to dig a nest scrape inside the nest box . Click here to find out the latest in their story on my March update. And scroll down to see my paintings inspired by these owl studies.   […]

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Feb 2019 Update – Finding, Digging & Defending A Nest What’s new this month The tawny owls are still uncertain where to nest. Read on to see them flit between Beech Stump and Ash Stump. And look out for a fascinating clip showing how these owls use both claw and wing to dig out scrapes inside these boxes. Meanwhile they are also defending their nest choices from invading birds of prey – like kestrels. Click […]

the best nest box for a tawny owl

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Each year tawny owls in my garden nest in boxes built especially for them. Over the years I’ve learned what sort of box suits the species best and where to site it. Tawny owls begin courting in winter As I step out of my back door here is a hard frost underfoot. Above the stars twinkle and, in spite of the cold, I can hear the call of a male tawny owl. I know it […]

christmas wildlife advent calendar

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    Welcome to my wildlife advent calendar where I’ll be sharing special moments from my wildlife watching year with you every day from now until Christmas. I hope you enjoy these daily glimpses into my secret world of wildlife and don’t forget to keep checking in for a daily dose of wonder! On the First Day of Christmas Wildlife Advent Calendar Play the video below to see the first wild creature to be featured […]

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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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From my studio window, I have a great view over the Yorkshire Wolds. I like to keep my French windows wide open for as long as the weather allows. At this time of year, I often find myself distracted from my easel by the autumn bird migration.  As huge flocks of birds fly overhead in formation, I can’t help but put my paintbrush down to admire them. See short eared owls during the autumn migration […]

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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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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 […]

Best art gallery in Yorkshire

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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 have an enormous old tree stump that I hoisted many years ago into the branches of a sycamore tree outside my living room window in the hope of attracting owls to nest in it. Over the years it has been home to barn owls, kestrels and tawny owls. And I have painted them again and again perched at its gnarled entrance. Then this month a surveillance camera I have trained onto the stump captured […]

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