Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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  I have just finished a new painting featuring a kestrel perched proudly at the entrance to her nest. Painted in acrylics, it’s a portrait of a particularly plucky female whose life I have followed closely on my wildlife cameras this season. The first time I saw her She and her mate appeared in my garden late last winter and began an intense courtship. I was delighted when they went on to inspect the array […]

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A kestrel who fought off several attacks on her nest in order to bring her young up in my garden has proved inspirational. Not only did her bravery move me to paint her portrait (above), but a film I made of the story is due to be shown on BBC1’s The One Show tonight.  I’ve collated some of the highlights for you here. Read on to see them and click here to read the full […]

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This blog follows the story of a family of kestrels living in my garden in North Yorkshire and includes the best footage from live cameras in their nest. September 2020 Kestrel Pair Choose Next Year’s Nest Prospecting Already The kestrel chicks have now all dispersed, but the adult pair are still here in the valley of Fotherdale and recently I spotted them prospecting for new nest sites. Although it is only September and they won’t […]

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Kestrel Nest Camera | The Final Chapter | Saving the Kestrel Chicks A Story of Tragedy and Rescue Days after all five kestrel chicks hatched there was a tragic turn of events in the story of this kestrel family. Keep reading to find out what happened and scroll down to watch a film about this tragic tale. The chicks were just a day old when I noticed their mother slumped in the nest. I watched […]

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Nest Cameras | Spring 2019 | Barn Owl, Tawny Owl & Kestrel Egg Laying Update Read on to get the latest news from my nest cameras this year   It’s Easter and I’m currently watching 12 of the most beautiful eggs. These are not the chocolate variety, but wild bird eggs that I am monitoring live on screens in my gallery. Each spring I look forward to the first eggs being laid. This year I’ve […]

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Love is in the air at the kestrel nest. Mr Kes has been bringing Mrs K gifts. Scroll down to watch him offer her a rare lizard. Their bond needs to be strong to defend ‘Sycamore Stump’ from marauding barn owls. Watch the clip below as they take turns to guard the nest through wind, rain and snow  – look out for the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ moment Mrs Kes’ skirts fly in the wind. Scroll down […]


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