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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 17th 2019 Inside A Tawny Owl Nest: Exploring A […]

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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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We have five species of owl living in mainland Britain, but at this time of year you could be forgiven for thinking there is only one. Tawny owls make more noise than the other four species put together during October and November. And all this extra shrieking, hooting and ‘kee-wick’- ing is down to one thing: territory. Young birds are reaching maturity and looking for new homes while older birds are fighting to hold on […]

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Followers of my blog will know how I have installed cameras in custom-made nest boxes throughout my garden and the countryside beyond so that I can follow the individual stories of the animals and birds that I paint. This year the tawny owl pair I was watching faced a tragic loss. But what happened next made up for it. I have pieced the story of this year’s breeding season together into one watchable video for […]

Wild Easter Eggs on Show at Robert Fuller Gallery

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Visit my gallery to see some really wild Easter eggs via cameras hidden in owl nest boxes. A tawny owl has already laid two eggs. Watch the video below to see the moment we spotted the first egg under her. I’m expecting a barn owl to lay soon. Click this link to watch my latest footage of the barn owl pair preening one another – an important part of their bonding. If all goes to […]

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Tawny owls make excellent parents. So caring in fact, I’ve found they will even take on foster-chicks. Last year I put this nurturing instinct to the test by giving a pair six extra owlets to raise. They barely batted an eye – despite the fact that they now had 10 chicks! I helped them along by putting extra food on my garden bird table every night. The adult pair took on the role of feeding […]

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