Birds of Prey in Year 2
Year 2 have also been learning about birds of prey this week;
Nell wrote – There are loads of different owls. There is a Barn owl, a Snowy owl, an Eagle owl, aTawny owl. It looks like owls turn their heads all the way round but they actually turn their heads 180 degrees. Their feathers are so soft that when
they hunt at night they fly silently so their prey can’t hear it coming. Owls swallow their prey whole and then they spit the bones out and that’s called an owl pellet. They have facial discs which help them hear in the dark.
Yelena wrote – Did you know some owls have two feathers on the top of their head. Owls are a bird of prey. There are lots of owls in the world. Tawny, Horn, Snowy and a Barn owl but the rarest is the Sokoke Scops. Owls are nocturnal that means that they are awake at night. Some owls have red eyes and yellow and they have great eye sight to see their prey. They can fly silently so their prey can’t hear them. After owls have eaten they spit it our and that is called an owl pellet. If you look at it you can see what it’s eaten.