|I love this picture, because the boys are straining to see what's going on. They are about to meet four birds of prey up close and they are captivated.|
|Guest number one, a burrowing owl.|
|Guest number 2 Great-horned owl.|
|Did you know that the great-horned owl can have a wingspan of up to 60 inches?|
|Guest number three is the American kestrel falcon, the smallest falcon in North America.|
|Just beautiful. Likes to be up high.|
|And guest number four, a peregrine falcon named Raja (Razaah). What a majestic creature. Did you know they can reach 200 mph when in a dive? And that they can reach 65 mph in a regular/normal flight? And that they often eat other birds-catching them in mid air flight.|
It was an awesome science day. We will be visiting with some other animals from the wildlife refuge later this school year.