After hands-on, we gave a talk on raptors and waterfowl, with our wonderful “winged ambassadors”: Murphy the Red-tailed Hawk, who survived West Nile Virus; “Clicky” the Western Screech Owl who cannot fly well enough to hunt; “Bolt” the Peregrine Falcon whose injured wing did not heal well enough for flight;and “Nibbles” the Canada Goose who is imprinted on humans and cannot fly well enough to migrate.
At the end, more question-and-answer time, as the youngsters wanted to know all about our birds: what they ate, where they lived, would they ever go free again (alas no), were they happy with us (well, content, we’re sure). These were really intelligent, informed, and interested young people!
HH&H salutes the Two Rivers Elementary School and its teachers and its bright, inquisitive, polite students!
HH&H has the required licenses both for our live birds and for the display parts. No bird has been killed in order to supply anything we bring to our presentations.
HH&H presenters: Kelli Moulden, Sallie Reynolds, Stefanie Stewart, Liz Williamson, ably aided by Carol Standen and Bob and Judy Moulden. All photos were taken by Bob Moulden and are copyrighted by Hawks, Honkers & Hoots and Bob Moulden.