In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He fed sparrows and grosbeaks on a seed tray mounted on a pole to be visible from his windows.
- While we don't have tall trees, our neighbors do, and the firs and oaks that surround our property drop acorns and provide homes for jays, woodpeckers, robins and sparrows.
- Everything from the modest sparrow to the extravagant scarlet macaw came to perch and settle around her.
- Some landscapes these days have been reduced to nothing but dandelions and fire ants, knapweed and thistle, where the only remaining wildlife are sparrows, squirrels, and starlings.
- An injured sparrow or a bird dressed for a dining table distresses her as much as war among nations and nuclear experiments do.
- A couple of sparrows who had been peacefully resting on the grey rocks abruptly flew off.
- It was a light gray and it had a large black beak, more like a hawk's than a sparrow's.
- Stop sparrows and finches from shredding crocus blossoms by placing foil pinwheels - the kind sold for children's Easter baskets - every few feet among the flowers.
- Smaller birds such as pigeons, thrushes, jackdaws, robins and sparrows would also have been seen on a regular basis.
- Most folks start with a feeder or two and quickly find themselves engrossed with the resident sparrows, finches, and woodpeckers that eagerly accept the offerings.
- With a beat of her tiny brown wings, the sparrow was on her way.
- Budgies, finches, sparrows and canaries are only a few of the more than one hundred kinds of birds people keep in their apartments.
- There is nothing to see except blackbirds and sparrows; nothing to hear except the noise of butterflies' wings.
- One sparrow box can house up to 36 baby sparrows in a year.
- Crows and sparrows have been known to attack innocent passers-by who happen to stroll near their nests.
- Game birds, mockingbirds, robins, and sparrows enjoy the juicy, sticky red fruits.
- All wild birds (except pigeons, English sparrows and starlings) are protected by federal and state laws, so it's illegal to trap, kill or poison them.
- Growing up, I was fascinated by birds and my mother encouraged this by letting me feed sparrows on the fire-escape outside our window.
- I saw one bird, a tiny sparrow darting through the gnarled pine limbs.
- The branches serve as a handy perch for the sparrows and mourning doves that frequent my city bird feeder.
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