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What a hoot: Oltman students get up close with birds of prey

Cathy of the Wild Bird Sanctuary presents a Tawny owl to Oltman Middle School students. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner1 / 2
Cathy (left) from the Wild Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, Mo., presents a Bateleur eagle owl to seventh-grade students who are taking life science at Oltman Middle School. Students (from left) are Mark Lukitsch, Maddie Duta, Alex Pindar, Marissa Torres and Michaela Silvis. The sanctuary presented an educational show to student about birds of prey.2 / 2

The Wild Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis, Mo., swooped in to visit seventh-grade students at Oltman Middle School on Monday. The presentation, organized by the Carpenter Nature Center in Denmark Township, included an educational show about birds of prey, including a Bateleur eagle, hooded vulture and white hawk. Above, Cathy of the Wild Bird Sanctuary presents a Tawny owl to the students.

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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