Look ‘hoo’ visited Drake’s Primary School

PUBLISHED: 11:30 29 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:37 29 January 2019

Echo the Eagle Owl visited Drakes Primary school from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8714. Picture: Terry Ife

Echo the Eagle Owl visited Drakes Primary school from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8714. Picture: Terry Ife

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Owls from Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre swooped in to the East Budleigh primary school.

Drakes Primary school teacher Mrs Anne Pelosi-Sturgess with an Eagle Owl from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8733. Picture: Terry IfeDrakes Primary school teacher Mrs Anne Pelosi-Sturgess with an Eagle Owl from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8733. Picture: Terry Ife

Children from Drake’s Primary School, East Budleigh, are now budding bird spotters after an educational visit from some feathery friends.

Experts from Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, based in Exmouth, introduced children from Drake’s Otters Class to four owls to teach the children about how the birds live, their origins and natural habitats.

Teacher Anne Pelosi said: “The children clearly loved their close up encounters with four beautiful birds and after hearing lots of information on those particular types of bird, they were able to go on to review how they could tell them apart if they were to see them again.”

She said the children were particularly impressed with Echo the large Eagle Owl.

Drakes Primary school had a visit from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8728. Picture: Terry IfeDrakes Primary school had a visit from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8728. Picture: Terry Ife

They also met a Tawny owl, barn owl, South African.

Experts from the family-run Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre visited Otterton Church of England school, which along with Drakes, is part of the Raleigh Federation.

Drakes Primary school teacher Mrs Anne Pelosi-Sturgess with an Eagle Owl from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8738. Picture: Terry IfeDrakes Primary school teacher Mrs Anne Pelosi-Sturgess with an Eagle Owl from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8738. Picture: Terry Ife

Drakes Primary school had a visit from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8737. Picture: Terry IfeDrakes Primary school had a visit from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8737. Picture: Terry Ife

Drakes Primary school had a visit from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8717. Picture: Terry IfeDrakes Primary school had a visit from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8717. Picture: Terry Ife

Drakes Primary school had a visit from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8713. Picture: Terry IfeDrakes Primary school had a visit from Hawkridge birds of prey. Ref exe 04 19TI 8713. Picture: Terry Ife

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