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Cliff Nesters - Ferruginous Hawks (16 by 20" acrylic on masonite)

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Cliff Nesters - Ferruginous Hawks (16 by 20" acrylic on masonite)
Ferruginous hawks are one of the Grasslands iconic birds of Prey. These large, endangered hawks often nest on cliff faces at the edge of coulees, and sometimes nesting on the ground. Today there are many more trees within the Grasslands region than there were prehistorically and Ferruginous hawks can typically be found also nesting in many of these trees within the region. In this painting, a breeding pair is getting ready for the nesting season as they are inspecting this stick nest at the edge of a coulee before deciding whether or not to attempt to raise young in it.
Posted on May 17, 2019
Colin Starkevich