Mr Sparky the Barn Owl
Owls in the Community Project|
Hilary showed the children examples of nest boxes, and discussed the characteristics of ideal habitats for owls.
What makes a Barn Owl a good hunter ?|
Do you know why owls have different eye colours ?|
Owls that hunt at night are called nocturnal and have brown or black eyes
Barn Owl Slide Show|
You can see the children enjoyying Mr Sparky and Hilary's visit here.
Continuing the Owl Theme|
Reception and Year One made their own owl masks.
Year Two and Three Investigate Owl Pellets|
Year Two and Three were given the opportunity to disect some pellets and to try and identify the owl's prey. The pellets were placed in water to soften them, the fur was then removed and the children used an identification chart to classify the skulls and bones they found.
You can see the children carrying out their investigation in the slideshow below.
The World Owl Trust|
If you would like to find out more about the World Owl Trust you can visit their website www.owls.org where you can see live pictures of Barn Owls nesting in Israel !