In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Some years back, we reintroduced the white-tailed sea eagle here.
- He did not notice the eagles soaring over him, nor the vultures which looked down on him from his very own towers.
- It features free-flying displays and an opportunity for people to see at close hand some 30 different birds of prey, including eagles, buzzards and falcons.
- Across the water were four immature eagles soaring, swooping, and suffering the aggression of what we believe was a Merlin.
- My brother is into birds of prey - mostly eagles and falcons.
- I followed the majestic flight of an eagle reveling in his freedom, soaring through the skies as if they were his to roam at will.
- The site, which is run by volunteers and houses more than 60 birds including owls, eagles and vultures, is a popular destination for families and school groups.
- He could spot mental mistakes and misjudgments in a ball game quicker than an airborne eagle catches sight of prey scurrying around on the ground.
- From the roof terrace of his three-storey whitewashed house, Ian Gibson watches golden eagles swooping lazily above.
- The South African National Bird of Prey Centre takes in injured raptors - eagles, owls, sparrow hawks, for example - and nurses them back to health.
- Dumbfounded, I forgot all about my camera until the eagle was out of sight.
- The flight of an eagle is a beautiful thing to watch: wings outspread, gliding and dipping, effortlessly riding invisible currents.
- Hornbills are large, canopy-dwelling birds that fear eagles but don't mind leopards - after all, the birds fly and the leopards don't.
- The Ende's consider the birds - eagles, falcons, hawks, owls and kestrels - as part of their family.
- A gorgeous golden eagle was perched on the sill.
- In addition to human foes, Australian flying foxes must contend with a number of natural predators, including pythons, wedge-tailed eagles and powerful owls.
- But in every generation, it seems, they try, remembering not the fall, but the heady lift of flight, the eagle soaring by.
- The seemingly insignificant scorpion, now moving under the shadows of the eagle's powerful wings, never even caught the bird's eye.
- In recent years fanfare accompanied the return of species like the osprey and red kite in England and the white-tailed eagle in Scotland.
- For one thing, the ferrets weren't very predator savvy, and naive ferrets made easy prey for hawks, eagles and other grassland hunters.
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- The ball pitched a few yards past the flag and, courtesy of a powerful amount of backspin, zipped back into the hole for an eagle two.
- The first year, I was standing at the 18th green and had just finished playing when Lew Worsham scored an eagle 2 on the last hole.
- Levet was first to play and there was delight when his little chip and run trickled into the hole for an eagle three.
- Cheetham needed an eagle on the last hole of Tour School to make it back on to the circuit.
- The 3-handicapper contributed three eagles and four birdies to his team en route to shooting a 69 on his own ball.
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