Falconry team flying high at London Colney primary school

PUBLISHED: 12:58 05 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:02 06 May 2010

Joshua Emmins and Natalie Brown with Peewee, a one-year-old whitefaced scopes owl

Joshua Emmins and Natalie Brown with Peewee, a one-year-old whitefaced scopes owl

CHILDREN learnt about birds of prey when a falconry display team flew in to their school. Among the visitors to London Colney primary school were a harris hawk, an eagle owl, a kestrel and a barn owl. The Redtail Falconry team taught the pupils all about

CHILDREN learnt about birds of prey when a falconry display team flew in to their school.

Among the visitors to London Colney primary school were a harris hawk, an eagle owl, a kestrel and a barn owl.

The Redtail Falconry team taught the pupils all about the birds and gave them the opportunity to sketch them, before the children got to pose for a photograph with the barn owl on their shoulder.

Some of the pupils were lucky enough to wear the falconer's glove and send a bird off for a fly around the school hall before landing back on their arm.

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