I love birds, and only recently found it a bit odd that I didn't have very many illustrations of them. So I've decided to create a series of them, starting with the ruthless Golden Eagle. I liked the idea of how the stronger child would push the weaker one out of the nest in order to ensure their own survival, and thought it would be nice to apply it in the illustration. I liked the outstretched wing in the first sketch, but then it seemed as if the mother was saying "ta-daa natural selection at work!" so I thought it best to make her "hands" full.