On-the-wing Sentence Examples
In agility they are unsurpassed; in fact they are stated to be so swift in their movements as to be able to capture birds on the wing with their paws.
Graceful in form and active in motion, sun-birds flit from flower to flower, feeding on small insects which are attracted by the nectar and on the nectar itself; but this is usually done while perched and rarely on the wing as is the habit of humming-birds.
Their ordinary food is small reptiles and fruits, and insects caught on the wing.
The first Small Tortoiseshells of the year were on the wing at several sites.
He can fix your fighter, or, using his magnetic feet to keep anchored, roll himself out on the wing of your starship to effect inflight repairs.
By the time the army reached the little Ukrainian fortress of Hadjacz in January 1709, wine and spirits froze into solid masses of ice; birds on the wing fell dead; saliva congealed on its passage from the mouth to the ground.
Only on the wing on which the reserve is brought into action will a decisive result be aimed at.
If they flew like ordinary flies their resemblance to Hymenoptera would be obscured by the rapidity of their flight and they might be caught on the wing by insectivorous birds or other insects; but when poised they display their coloration.
It was, however, never so abundant as its smaller congeners, the so-called common and the arctic tern - two species that are so nearly alike as to be beyond discrimination on the wing by an ordinary observer, and even in the hand require a somewhat close examination?
Although the figure-of-8 represents with considerable fidelity the twisting of the wing upon its axis during extension and flexion, when the insect is playing its wings before an object, or still better when it is artificially fixed, it is otherwise when the down stroke is added and the insect is fairly on the wing and progressing rapidly.Advertisement
Look out for their black and white striped abdomen and orange patches on the wing.
Reasonable approach, with only a slight bump on the wing wall.
Suddenly, the noisy jackdaws were on the wing again, this time mobbing a larger bird.
However, the highlight of the day was undoubtedly watching a peregrine falcon on the wing with some food in its mouth.
The Eagle can carry up to 4 of these on the wing pylons.Advertisement
The first small tortoiseshells of the year were on the wing at several sites.
The little creatures are seen rushingn frantic haste from the hive like a living g stream, filling the air with ever-increasing thousands of bees on the wing.
So alike in form, colour and mode of flight are those Lepidoptera that when on the wing it is almost or quite impossible to distinguish one from the other, and the resemblance between members belonging to different sub-families cannot be assigned to affinity.
Their aerial flying displays they catch their insect prey on the wing are amazing to watch.