Birds of Prey

Have you seen the amazing birds of prey that have been circling the university amphitheatre?

We met a bald eagle, peregrine falcon, vulture, hawk and barn owl and discovered how their environment influences their various adaptations. ‘Birdman’ Alan Ames told us all about the birds’ amazing eye sight, not least down to the size of their eyes – compared to the size of their heads the birds’ eyes are huge!

Amazing stuff – so graceful yet so terrifying for any small rodent which happens to catch their beady eye!

Birds of prey.

Birds of prey.

Sunday, September 11th, 2011 in News