14" x 18" acrylic on canvas


This is a scene I witnessed numerous times along Shepody Bay at Johnson's Mills. Every year in August, shorebirds stop to feast on mud shrimp before migrating to South America. Sometimes, seemingly out of nowhere, a Peregrine Falcon will swoop in and try to claim a feast of its own. According to Cornell, they can reach speeds of 112 km/h when in pursuit of prey and 320 km/h in a dive. The title, Incoming, refers to the missile-like Peregrine but it also applies to the powerful Fundy tides.
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