Visiting Birds of Prey
This week, as part of their topic, 2M were incredibly excited to have a visit from two falconers who brought two of their owls and two hawks to meet Year 2.
Frankie, a stunning Harris Hawk, arrived first, demonstrating how he could quickly fly into the Caterham School trees, completely camouflaging himself and much to the annoyance of the local crow families. Then the children were thrilled to be introduced to Quinn, a two-month old baby White-Faced owl covered in fluffy baby feathers; some were lucky enough to hold him on their gloved hand! Next came a beautiful buzzard called Bryn who again was happy to sit on the arm of some fortunate onlookers, including Mrs Maskatiya. We wondered if he would spot our resident Old Park Wood buzzards?
Lastly, we all met Albert, an enormous owl with the most beautiful amber eyes and huge, sharp talons.