After the long weekend of hunting, the harris' hawks got the last two days off. I took Ulrich (the kestrel) to school today. He did great hanging out in a room full of fifth graders. He sat on the fist as we discussed adaptations and how falcons differ from hawks, and then compared what we knew about their anatomy.
It didn't hurt that we just finished reading My Side of the Mountain and they all knew about frightful's part in the journey.
At one point Ulrich was even jumping to the fist from over a foot away. He's coming along well.