Tuesday, 22 October 2013

YouTube Tuesday: Owls - Beautiful and Deadly

Welcome to another YouTube Tuesday! Be sure to check out the YouTube Tuesday page to see all the great videos that have been shared! If you're an education blogger, feel free to link up any time.

I'm a self-confessed owl lover. I first got into owls by reading Kathryn Lasky's Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

Get book one of the series here.

Since then, I have collected lots of little owl things - books, toys, figurines, puppets - and they are mostly quite cute and idealised. So it is easy for me to sometimes forget that owls are scary birds of prey and that they kill and eat small, furry things for dinner! Today's video serves as a reminder to all us owl-lovers that these birds are both beautiful and deadly. This video would be good to show in a unit on owls or birds of prey, or when looking at animal adaptations to environment.

Warning: this video is not for the squeamish. No gore, but a small, furry thing is caught by this most powerful of hunters.

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