WOW – Day One!

WOW at Edith Weston School

What a reception we had from Edith Weston for our first school visit in World Osprey Week! W—O—W!

Elouise Maria and Sam, our Osprey Ambassadors, helped Ken, Jackie and Pete give a talk to the whole school .They asked them questions to see what they remembered about ospreys from our visit last to this school last year.

We were really impressed by their knowledge about the birds, and they told us about osprey adaptations and their migration journey.  It is the first time we have ever been told about “zygodactylic” osprey feet by a pupil in a primary school, so we clearly have some real osprey experts in the making here!

(If you don’t know, zygodactylic is the word to describe the way that the osprey can reverse a toe, so the talon has two pairs of opposing toes to grip the fish it is catching! Even a nine year old knows that!)

We finished with an osprey song which will hopefully inspire Edith Weston to enter the “Ospreys and Us” movie competition this year. We look forward to seeing them again on their visit to see the Rutland ospreys at the Lyndon reserve later in the school year.

Return of the Rutland Ospreys

Return of the Rutland Ospreys

Osprey journey from Africa

Osprey journey from Africa

How big is an osprey?

How big is an osprey?

Edith Weston Pupils with Ozzie the Osprey

Edith Weston Pupils with Ozzie the Osprey

 

Schools – get involved with WOW!

Click on the drop down menus in these sections of the Rutland Ospreys Website to find out more…

 

World Osprey Week

Join in WOW in the coming week and follow the migration of the Ospreys!

Free educational resources, including lesson plans & schemes of work, worksheets with teacher’s notes, games and fun activities for primary and secondary schools – just register your school by clicking here!

 

Education

Information about Osprey Ambassadors, visits to schools by the Education team, school visits to Lyndon to see the ospreys, this years ”Ospreys and us” 2017 movie competition for children and more…click here for more information!

 

During this week, in addition to 30(05), we are following five other ospreys as they make their way home again to breed. You can read about them all by clicking here, and follow them on our interactive map here!

 

Many thanks to Pete Murray for this blog post!