A Visit From Giffin: A Swainson's Hawk by Lydia

A Visit From Giffin: A Swainson's Hawk by Lydia

January 23, 2018 - 3:25pm -- Brianwhitney

Mr. Evans visited us on Tuesday, December 12th. He brought with him a Swainson's Hawk  and her name is Griffin. Griffin is ten years old and was abandoned by her parents when she was a chick. She thinks people are her parents and this means it’s better not for her to mate with another bird.


Griffin’s diet is mostly grasshoppers and other bugs. This means Swainson’s Hawks have to migrate south for the winter so they can eat but if they leave late there won’t be many grasshoppers left. But Griffin stays at  The World Center for Birds of Prey all the time because she also can’t go to the wild because she wouldn't know how to take care of herself.      

Brian Whitney, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA
Latitude: 43.725
Longitude: -116.257

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