Year 1 Owl Visit

by / Tuesday, 08 November 2016 / Published in Latest News

Year 1 had a visit from ‘The Devon Bird Of Prey Centre’ yesterday to talk to us about owls and how to handle them.

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The Barn Owl was called Oracle and is 4 months old. The tiny owl is a White Faced Scops owl called Cherub and  is 7 years old. We learned some interesting facts:

  • An owl’s hearing is so good it can detect a mouse’s heartbeat!
  • Owls swoop silently to catch their prey.
  • A barn owl’s tummy is white so that mice think that they are a cloud above them!
  • When owls catch their prey they put their talons out in front of them.

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