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Wednesday, June 19 News

In Pictures / Birds of Prey visit New Canaan

NEW CANAAN — The state’s youngest falconer, wildlife rehabilitator and educator flew into town Saturday morning for a special show about birds of prey.

Christine Peyreigne, 21, who operates the Weston-based nonprofit Christine’s Critters, gave an outdoor program at the New Canaan Library featuring a bevvy of her feathered friends, including hawks, owls and a bald eagle.

“It’s great to be able to see wildlife up close and be able to experience an appreciation for it,” said Peyriegne, whose mother, Betsy, helped wrangle the raptors and joined her in talking about the importance of caring for these creatures.

It was their third appearance at the library and the 50 or so people in attendance marveled at the opportunity to learn about the birds up close and personal.