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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Stan the Hawk visits library


Tersa Simpkins | Whitman County Gazette

Davis Hatch introduces "Stan" to Colfax children.

COLFAX - On May 19, Hawk and Owl Outreach (HOOT) from Spokane's West Valley Outdoor Learning Center brought Stan, a Harris' hawk, to visit local children at the library.

Program representative Davis Hatch gave a presentation about raptors. Hatch showed youngsters a skull of an owl and wings from birds, while Stan sat on his perch.

The Outdoor Learning Center has five birds of prey.

The five birds are a Harris's hawk named "Stan," a red-tailed hawk, a rough-legged hawk, a hybrid sparred owl, and a great-horned owl.

The center adopted these wild, once injured, birds, giving them the chanc...

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