On the trip

The FLC birding team took a group picture while at Hazel Bazelmore Park in Calallen.

The Fulton Learning Center birding team took their first field trip of the year to Hazel Bazemore Park Friday, Sept. 24 in Calallen, where an annual hawk watch was being conducted.

A private lesson on characteristics of raptors and their migration was given to students upon arrival by Hawk Watch researcher and raptor specialist Dane Ferrell. Students also viewed the migrating raptors through the researcher’s high-powered optics. The students saw 100’s of migrating Mississippi Kites and Broad-winged Hawks flying overhead.

There were 55 species of birds identified by the team of students. There were also several vendor booths set up where students could purchase wildlife souvenirs.

Students participating on the trip were Benji Hale, Brianna Hill, Liam Hunt, Mamie Alston, Lane Garrett, Ella Buckley, Pasquale Dominguez, Bryant Manning, Hollis Weems, alternate Kennedi Johnson, Braden Almond, alternate Haidyn Garcia, Blaine Chapman, Everett Gambill, Kennedy Vonhartmann-Engel, Mackey Westlake, Paris Guthrie, and Samuel Lynch.

Students were accompanied by FLC school sponsor Martha McLeod.

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