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The Piping Plover

“The Chicks are Hatching” Oil on linen 11 x 14

When I see a bird in the wild doing something deliberate—like protecting their young—I'm in awe. To me that instinctive act is proof of intelligence.

Once a chick hatches, the Piping Plover will quickly carry the egg shells away from the nest—diverting the attention of the gulls and crows.

This painting serves as a preliminary study to get ready for a series of paintings featuring the Wasaga beach Piping Plovers.


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