We are doing a project about birds this term and Mrs Walker was kind enough to bring in her pet barn owls. One is a male and one is a female, and we learned how to tell the difference by looking for speckled feathers on their breasts. The owls are only 5 months old but were well behaved despite the fact that they had never been in a school before. After we looked at them in the classroom, Mrs Walker took them outside onto the school field where she made them fly from one roost to another. Barn Owls are famous for flying silently and it was great to be able to witness this first hand.