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I'm an eagle!

Well done! Eagles are found in Shropshire place-names. Even though we don't see eagles in Shropshire today, our place-names tell us that they were once a common sight in some parts of the county. In the Middle Ages, eagles certainly flew in the skies above Shropshire. Earnwood is in Kinlet, and it means 'eagle wood'.

Some things to think about:

What kind of place did eagles like to live in? Did they need a special habitat? Why did the Anglo-Saxons name this wood after eagles?

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