On April 22, we learned about falcons and owls. The falcon's name was Kricket and the owl's name was Max. Max was 6 years old and Kricket was 4 years old. We passed around two feet and 1 wing. One foot was from a great horned owl and the other one was from an owl.
By Keira and Brooke
Burrowing Owl (MB Burrowing Owl Recovery Project)
On April 27th Coco the burrowing owl came to our school. We learned that burrowing owls can lay up to 12 eggs. In one case 12 eggs were in a nest: one didn't hatch, one never made it out of the nest, three made it out of the hole and got taken by a hawk, and seven survived and lived.
Burrowing owls eat mice, grasshoppers, frogs and smaller birds. They live in fox, ground squirrel and badgers' burrows under the ground because they cannot dig. They usually live to 8 years old, but in captivity they can live up to 12 years old.
The shelter that Coco came from had cages with manmade burrows. One year the burrows flooded and none of the eggs hatched. The burrows were made out of 10 inch pails for nests and a long clear tube for the tunnels.
By Nathan, Kate and Faith