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Tawny Owl's School Visit is a Hoot

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Ranger Derek Abbott recently visited Burntisland Primary School on to educate pupils about British owl behaviours and calls.

Ranger Derek delivered a presentation to Primary three pupils on owl anatomy, food habits and common behaviours, including their eerie calls, to fit in with the children’s upcoming project on nocturnal animals.

Alongside volunteer George Guthrie, Ranger Derek introduced pupils to Banjo the tawny owl, and taught them the different calls owls use to communicate, including the most common ‘twit twoo’ call which can be heard when male owls respond to a female’s call.

   

Owl feathers were also on display to demonstrate how the feathers are adapted for silent flight and how this helps them catch their prey, while showcasing the different species of the bird which live across the Kingdom.

Commenting on the school visit Derek Abbott, Countryside Ranger with the Trust, said: “It’s important to teach children about the common behaviours of owls especially at such a young age.

“Days like today allow pupils to gain a better understanding of the different types of owls which inhabit our local area, and encourages the children to explore the rich habitats off Fife.

“Banjo and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Burntisland Primary School and wish the children every success with their project”.

Julie Pirie, a Primary seven teacher at Burntisland Primary School, added: “The children loved meeting Derek and Banjo the owl and learnt useful information about owl anatomy, habitat and calls.

“The pupils are already talking about another visit from a Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Ranger and look forward to welcoming Derek and the team back soon”.
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