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Year 5 experience owls and falcons at close hand

As a follow up to the owl pellet dissection in Year 5, a visit was arranged to the Play Barn where Rapid Raptors were preparing their birds for static and flying displays for the summer season.

Rapid Raptors is run by Chris who has been caring for falcons and owls since he was in his early teens.

Chris of Rapid Raptors

Chris of Rapid Raptors

The class gathered round the birds as Chris introduced them and explained about the lives of owls and falcons.

The children gather round

The children gather round

A barn owl displays the wings which flap silently as the bird searches for food.

Barn owl

Barn owl

The Bengal Eagle owl shows how it can turn its head to look in any direction for prey and danger.

Bengal Eagle Owl

Bengal Eagle Owl

The little owl displays its hooked beak and sharp claws for catching its prey.

Little Owl

Little Owl

The peregrine falcon cools off in a bird bath. It is the fastest flying bird on the planet.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Chris had brought some pellets from his bird sanctuary. The largest on the left is from an eagle owl and contains a rabbit leg bone!

Owl Pellets

Owl Pellets



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