Raleigh sixth-graders get up-close peek at falconry

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Sixth-graders from Moore Square Magnet Middle School were treated to a falconry demonstration on Thursday.

Bill and Carolyn Davis brought their red-tailed hawk, Sandy.

The students recently read Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George, which centers on a falcon's struggle to survive -- and her bond with a human.

The students were taught about the behaviors and hunting habits of falcons -- what they eat and where they can be found.

The sixth graders seemed fascinated by the size of the birds.
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