Andy brought in a barn owl, a European eagle owl, a falcon, and two Harris hawks. He told us lots of information about how the animals are nocturnal, where they live, what they eat, how they catch their prey and how the shape of the wings change from bird to bird.
|Andy with the European eagle owl.|
|The falcon has pointy wings for flying at high speeds... faster than a formula 1 racing car!|
|A Harris hawk tries to escape, you can see it's broad wings - these are good for gliding.|
|When we waved at the eagle owl he waved back!|
|Molly the barn owl was really tame. We were all able to stroke her, and some of us had the chance to play falconer as she flew towards us and landed on our arm.|
In the afternoon we created a mind map about all the information we had found out, and then wrote some information cards using one of the facts that we found interesting.
|"The Harris hawk sleeps by wrapping his wings around his head"|