We had a visit from the falconer . We learnt lots of facts about the birds of prey that came to visit .
First of all we went over the rules so that we were kind to the animals. So we sat still and we tried to be quiet as we used our senses to learn about the birds .
We saw 3 owls and a Harris hawk. We learnt about what they eat , how they catch their prey and what time of day they go to hunt.
We learnt some new words like “ talons, feathers, beak, nocturnal ”.
At the end of our talk we used our senses to watch and try to hear the barn owl fly over our heads .
The children behaved really well and showed the birds respect by following the rules and being aware of their welfare .