Students learn about birds in Bird Fest


Last updated 2/26/2020 at 9:23am

Craig Moran, holding August the ferruginous hawk, shows LR student Reece Johnson, on his arm, where August had gripped Moran with her talons the day before. Moran said she'd shifted her talons off his protective glove and that the talons felt like needles piercing him. - Jacob Wagner photo

Craig Moran held up a 30-year-old hawk to a room full of young students at the Vets Hall in Electric City during a two-day event to educate them about birds of prey.

Moran, of RaptorLife, a company that teaches people about the raptor category of birds, was showing them August, a 30-year-old ferruginous hawk, that was taken from a nest in Wyoming in 1990.

Moran spoke to a mixture of fourth- th...

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