a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

Q: Is it a "raptor" or a "bird of prey"?

A: Yes! While many birds "prey" on insects and/or small animals, in ornithology (the science of the study of birds), "birds of prey" is usually synonymous with "raptors" - those exceptional hunters who sit atop the feathered food chain.

Meet our birds of prey!