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Baby Eating Eagles #2: Video Evidence? November 11, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
Baby Eating Eagles #2: Video Evidence?

A couple of years Beach wrote a blog on birds of prey ‘stealing’ babies: the following post serves as an update of a subject that greatly interests both this blogger and those who arrive here by google. Since the original post two important events have taken place. First, a video was put up December 2012 […]

An Eagle, A Basket and A Boy January 12, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
An Eagle, A Basket and A Boy

Beachcombing probably owes his ever patient readers an apology today. This post hardly counts as bizarre history: but there are eagles (much visited in previous posts, particularly involving children being carried away) and a young man’s hair turning white and a classy illustration to go with it. The story relates to the West of Ireland […]

Baby-Eating Eagles November 5, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
Baby-Eating Eagles

When Beachcombing first came to Italy, many years ago, he spent a summer in a room with an enormous wardrobe – the stuff of C.S. Lewis fantasies. This wardrobe was not only huge, but it also had a memorable print on the front. An eagle was being attacked by a weepy mother and in the […]

American Pilot Purloins World’s Last Roman Eagle? June 21, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
American Pilot Purloins World's Last Roman Eagle?

                      Ahhh… Beachcombing comes running back to the classics, diving into their sparkling clean waters – leaving his rather dirty mark on those tranquil, traced surfaces. Now Roman Eagles. Each legion had one carried by the aquilifer. The troops would defend their eagle to the […]