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fostering tawny owls

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In the valley below my gallery three tawny owl chicks make their way through a line of sycamore trees, flitting from branch to branch. They are heading towards my garden bird table, where the adult tawny owls tear up portions of food to feed to them one by one. Tawny Owls are excellent parents These birds are excellent parents, even though only one of the three owlets is actually their own chick.  The other two […]

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Many of the limited edition owl art prints in this collection feature owls living in my garden. I favour a detailed style to capture the individual character of these magnificent birds. Barn Owl Art Prints Barn owls are my favourite owls. I love the way they glide over grassy fields or perch silently on fence posts with their white feathers glowing against the evening sky.   Barn Owl On Lookout | Limited Edition Print | […]

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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  After a worrying start to the season, just one precious tawny owl chick hatched inside my purpose-made Beech Stump nest box. This fluffy owlet was joined by two foster chicks and all three tawny babies have now fledged successfully. Click here to follow the tawny owl story from the start of the 2019 season Scroll down to see my paintings inspired by these video studies July 2019 Fostering and Fledging Owl’s First Flights The […]

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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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March 2019 Update – Will there be eggs? What’s Happening this Month I’m expecting the female tawny owl to lay any day now, but she hasn’t been looking well. Read on to find out how she’s getting on and see also that the pair are still fussing over which nest site to choose. Click here to follow their story from the beginning of the season. March 22nd – 30th 2019 Inside A Tawny Owl Nest:  […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Over the years, I have put up nearly 200 nest boxes for owls and kestrels and I have found some designs to be more successful than others. Attracting a tawny owl into a nest box depends on a few factors: the availability of natural nest sites in your area and the available habitat and prey.Tawny owls live in wooded or partially wooded areas; you even get them in large gardens and parks in towns and […]

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