Thursday, December 1, 2016

Birds of Pray at Grafton

Souther Vermont Natural History visited Grafton Elementary School the week before Thanksgiving.  They brought a a few of their exhibites from their museum. Some of the birds of prey they brought were the Red Tailed Hawk, a Barred Owl, and a Kestrel.  The picture you see above is of the Kestrel.  

While they where here they were teaching us a lot of stuff about the birds of prey like an Owl.  Something that I learned was that an Owl can turn his head all the way up side down and they can do that because they have 14 vertebrae in their necks.  Owls in the wild don't even live to see their first birthday, but in captivity they can live for about 30 years.