Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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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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  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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The breeding season is over for our garden birds and you would think that they would be able to take a well-earned rest. Instead, they are as busy as ever as they face the toughest round of the year: shorter days and longer, colder nights. Our migratory birds flee south, but our hardy resident birds stay put to face winter head on. It can be a harsh season for a garden bird. Their main predicament […]


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