We had an amazing time at Feadon Farmon Wednesday.
We walked in the woods and we told Gary all the facts we had learnt about nocturnal animals. Gary listened for and named all the common birds we could hear.
We fed the goats, the chickens and the two reindeers who live at the farm. We learnt that reindeer make a clicking noise when they walk.
After break we watched the birds of prey. We saw an barn owl called Sly, England’s largest breed of owl who was called Chunk and a harrison hawk called Harry. At one point we lay on the floor and Sly flew silently over our heads. We learnt that owl fly silently because they hunt by listening for their prey. Their ears are next to their wings so if they were noisy they couldn’t catch their dinner.
Later in the day we met more animals including a baby fox, adult foxes, a hedgehog, a snake and a bat, which flew around the room above our heads.
The whole day was amazing. We learnt so much about nocturnal animals, had a great time and fitted so much into our day. Thank you to Gary, Alison and all the staff at Feadon Farm.
For information about Gwel an Mor and Feadon Farm, visit: www.feadonfarmwildlife.co.uk