Female Hen Harriers
Clyde-Muirshiel Country Park
Drawing of 2005 female Hen Harrier on nest
The Clyde-Muirshiel Hen Harrier Project has a remote camera within the nest, the activity being viewed in the Visitor's Centre of the Country Park.
Female at nest, 2005
The bird left the nest briefly, returning in a different position.
"Suddenly, I am aware of her skull form, and her spine within her body".
Sketch of Cleopatra
During the moments of this drawing's 'happening', the RSPB project officer, Lucy Moor and I decided to name this hen 'Cleopatra', because of her distinctive eye marking.
First painted study of 'Cleopatra'
The medium is acrylic on board.
All text and images copyright © Duncan M Watt 2006