Hawk, Ivan the Red-Tailed #3

Ivan lives at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and comes out with a handler every afternoon to be admired and photographed. He is obviously alert to the owls hooting in the trees above and to animal sounds about the periphery. Here, in a painting that focuses on his intensity, I captured him focusing on an Acorn Woodpecker noisily scolding from a nearby oak.

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