Possum Group - 16 to 19 August
As a beloved AFL mascot (to some!) the Hawk was a strongly requested bird of study. Another bird of prey, the Hawk is a type of Falcon bird, And there are 270 different breeds of Hawk. One of the most interesting facts for us to learn is that Hawks live on every continent on Earth, except for Antartica. Some children quite rightly suggested it could be too cold. The Hawk have very strong talons, just like the Eagle, with a big curvy bill and very strong legs! The distinguishing feature of the Hawk which was discussed, is it’s excellent eyesight. What a handy tool to have! Hawks are known for being quite acrobatic in the air, which we compared to the Olympic sport. They eat frogs, insects, rats, snakes, rabbit or other bird.s They build their nests with twigs and branches, and some types of Hawk prefer to use the ground for their nests. We will be taking a short break from bird study due to the presence of the Olympics and to prepare for upcoming Father’s Day morning tea!