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Soaring to great heights with the Raven

posted Sep 21, 2014, 5:51 PM by Jotham Oliver   [ updated Sep 21, 2014, 7:32 PM ]

On Friday September 19th, MESA, thanks from a grant from a very charitable foundation, was able to go on a hawk watch with Raven Interpretive Program's Chris Lewey. It was  a clear beautiful day on top of Mount Peary in Brownfield. The students also were furnished with binoculars from the same charitable foundation and were able to spy more than a couple of raptors. Which ones? Well, why don't you ask a MESA student? If you really want to see if the students were paying close attention, see if they can tell you which is bigger, the female hawk or the male...and then ask them what the ten dollar term is that describes that very particular phenomenon.

Plenty of wildlife on the way up and way down, but what I enjoyed most were the questions the students posed to Chris. It was that or spotting of the very large gashawk. I guess it is common sight from Mount Peary.

Hawk Watch Mt. Peary 9/19