In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Instead of the turkey, a boiled or roasted chicken (with the brown meat a little underdone) or a brace of stewed or roasted pheasants can be used.
- Game bird rearers say the demand for pheasants and partridges is rising as more country estate owners and farmers cash in on the boom.
- You wonder how those ring-necked pheasants got from China all the way to South Dakota.
- We'd be out in the fields trying to flush pheasants, and flocks of migrating blackbirds would appear.
- Burnett says young pheasants are especially vulnerable to buzzard attacks.
- He shoots ducks, pheasants, wild boar, and in self-defense he wouldn't hesitate to kill a bear.
- Three young hen pheasants on the roadway make me brake suddenly and almost come to a full stop.
- For a decade landowners and gamekeepers have been fighting for licenses to kill birds of prey in order to preserve grouse and pheasants for shooting.
- The pheasant is a beautiful bird and though not native still has adapted very well to living in the Irish countryside.
- Go for a walk on the land under threat and you will hear larks, pheasants, you'll see deer and at night you'll hear foxes and owls.
- He claims that pheasant and partridge are neither wild nor natural and are not an alternative to factory farmed meat.
- Of all our feathered friends pheasants offer the most gorgeous sight to behold, particularly the male ones.
- For close-flushing game like pheasants or quail, you simply took your time when the bird got up.
- I watched lapwings competing for nest sites on the damp fields where I also saw pheasants, grey partridges, teal and mallards.
- A game shooting organisation has condemned an intensive method of rearing pheasants so that country estates can charge visitors high prices to shoot the birds for sport.
- A large number of people in the Calry area have been pheasant shooting but the number of pheasants that have been shot is well down on other years.
- Mr Richardson raised more than 33,000 pheasants and organised shoot days during his employment before he was made redundant in 1990.
- Unable to guarantee bags - unlike pheasants, grouse cannot be reared in captivity - income can be patchy.
- Even the most parvenu journalist is, or should be, taught at his first shoot that grouse and partridges are counted in brace, pheasants singly.
- I'm a country boy so it was inevitable really that I would start shooting partridge and pheasant.
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