Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

On Wednesday the 3rd of June, 2015 the birds of prey came to our school. Trevor was the man that demonstrated all the birds. There were 8 birds in total, the common buzzard, three barn owls, two Harris hawks, the beagle eyed owl and the falcon. There were lots of crows and seagulls chasing the falcon.

Falconry is a sport with a long social and historic background. By definition it is the art or sport of taking wild quarry in its natural state or habitat using trained hawks or falcons. It is thought to have originated in the east, probably in Korea, around 2,000 B.C, and to have spread throughout China and Japan before spreading westward to Persia and the Arab world with the Mongol hordes of Genghis Khan. The popularity of falconry, with all of its social implications, then took hold in Medieval Europe with the returning crusaders.
Trevor let the falcon fly around but to calm him down Trevor put a mask on him. The common buzzard would not stop making noise. We liked the falcon the best because the crows and seagulls were chasing the falcon all around the place.
by Ryan and Katelyn

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