Rapt for raptors at Libby Dam

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  • Kaylynn Amos, 9, of Libby, left, is startled by a flapping peregrine falcon held by Janie Veltkamp of Birds of Prey Northwest. The previous day Veltkamp had presented to Amos’ Libby Elementary School class, the first group to hear Veltkamp read from her new book, “Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle.” (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Janie Veltkamp displays a peregrine falcon. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

  • Kaylynn Amos, 9, of Libby, left, is startled by a flapping peregrine falcon held by Janie Veltkamp of Birds of Prey Northwest. The previous day Veltkamp had presented to Amos’ Libby Elementary School class, the first group to hear Veltkamp read from her new book, “Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle.” (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Janie Veltkamp displays a peregrine falcon. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

Janie Veltkamp of Idaho-based Birds of Prey Northwest held educational programs at Libby Dam Saturday, May 20, 2017. She brought a number raptors including an osprey, a golden eagle, a Cooper’s hawk and a great-horned owl, and taught about their habits, habitats and conservation.

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