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Bonus Labs

Necropsy:  A Great Horned Owl snatched an osprey chick from the Hog Island nest and dropped the dead chick nearby.  The chick became the subject for an impromptu necropsy and lesson in internal anatomy. 

Osprey Banding: Learn how banding osprey chicks has informed knowledge of osprey biology; watch “Dr. B” climb to the Hog Island osprey nest and lower two chicks for banding. 

Raptor Skeletons: A Fish House discussion focusing on adaptations of raptor skeletons for hunting. Compare skeletons of Ospreys, Peregrines, Red-tailed Hawks and Great Horned Owls. 

Owl Pellet Dissection: Iain MacLeod and “Dr. B” lead an examination of prey items discovered in pellets collected from Snowy, Barn, and Great Horned Owl. 

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