Golden Eagle in the Pines
Pen and Ink drawing digital reproduction
11 3/4 “ x 16 1/2” 297mm x 420mm
(Comes with frame matt board and backing)
Golden Eagles a time were found all over Europe but over the years killed because of large-scaled land use, illegal killings by sheep farmers and game keepers. The use of organochlorine pesticides also causing infertility in female birds and egg shell thinning.
The population was exterminated in England and Wales be 1850 and Ireland by 1912. Despite the widespread killings a small number of breading pairs survived in the South- West of Scotland. With the current breading programming in place, there are now 431 breeding pairs with all but one living in Scotland.
(Frame not included)