“Mesa” is an 8 x 10 inch giclée archival print of the Graphite Portrait of the beautiful Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) Mesa.
Messa was found and brought to the Raptor Recovery on Christmas Eve suffering from a gunshot wound. Partial amputation of a wing deemed her unreleasable and she is now a resident of Fontenelle Forest’s Woodland Refuge.
Did you know: Ferruginous means rust-colored, and refers to the reddish back and legs of light-morph birds (which are more common than dark morphs).
Ferruginous Hawks migrate through western Nebraska.
They will sometimes hunt from the ground, pursuing their prey on foot, or pouncing on it with a short hop.
Ferruginous Hawks and Rough-legged Hawks (plus the Golden Eagle) are the only American hawks to have feathered legs all the way down to their toes.
When bison still roamed the Great Plains, Ferruginous Hawk nests contained bison bones and hair along with sticks and twigs.
Smooth Fine Art, Moab Entrada Bright White 290 gsm, 21.5 mil, archival:
Bright white, 100% cotton, slightly textured, smooth fine art surface. Exceptional color reproduction and dmax. Moab Entrada is an archival paper for beautiful long lasting prints.