Today I went on a photography course where the whole day was spent making photographs of birds of prey. The day was split rougly into thirds: an intro session where the tutor described the best way to capture portrait and in-flight shots, shooting some portrait shots of various birds, then some in-flight shots. This was one of my favourites from the portrait session. It's a golden eagle, and I'm sorry to say I've forgotten his name.
The specific course I went on was at Brockhampton - a National Trust property in Herefordshire. If you have a chance to go on one of these courses, particularly the one at Brockhampton, I highly recommend it. Paul the tutor and Trevor the falconer really know their respective stuff and it's a fascinating day from a technical, creative, and natural history point of view. See the websites below for details.
Going Digital organizes photo courses all over the country but those courses are run in each region by different companies or individuals. In my region, these courses are run by Paul Southall of DCZ Photography. I highly recommend Paul's courses if you're thinking about going on one. I attended his Learning your DSLR part 1 & 2 courses and I think I can mostly credit him for igniting my interest in photography.