Monday, June 22, 2015

Kestrel tug of war

My nest cams offer me a window on to the hidden world of growing chicks and its been such fun to watch their most intimate moments: messy meals, sibling rivalry and all! 

This video is particularly endearing as two kestrel chicks have a tug of war over their dinner! 
These clips form part of my research into animal behaviour and inform my final paintings - in which I like to try to capture the individual character of a creature. 

I painted this kestrel last year. Now that I have this new footage I think one of a kestrel chick would be a great new challenge.

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