Nest sentence example
A bird built a nest in the flower box and it has little baby birds!
She makes her nest on the ground.
The tenant of the air, it seemed related to the earth but by an egg hatched some time in the crevice of a crag;--or was its native nest made in the angle of a cloud, woven of the rainbow's trimmings and the sunset sky, and lined with some soft midsummer haze caught up from earth?
Within the nest, the leaves are cut into very minute fragments.
Every year birds built a nest there.Advertisement
She glanced down at the bird nest in her hand.
More thunder boomed. Katie wondered what other kinds of storms the underworld might have. Would it rain something other than black water? With her luck, it'd rain bugs, like the beetle nest she skirted.
The blue-bird makes her nest in a hollow tree and her eggs are blue.
His gaze went from the nest to Carmen.
Carmen had removed the nest box only a few days ago.Advertisement
Reaching her hand into the next nest box, a hen pecked it hard.
Carried to the bee's nest, it undergoes a moult, and becomes a fat-bodied grub, ready to lead a quiet life feeding on the bee's rich food-stores.
He made a comfortable nest on the floor, propped against several borrowed pillows.
Honey forms the staple nourishment of many ants, some of the workers seeking nectar from flowers, working it up into honey within their stomachs and regurgitating it so as to feed their comrades within the nest, who, in their turn, pass it on to the grubs.
I was trying to remove that bird's nest.Advertisement
In the nest were some tiny, half-fledged birds.
Could I ask for one last favor before you leave the nest?
The nest is likewise peculiar.
She cleaned the table and then went out to the porch to remove an empty bird nest from the eve.
It was no trouble to pull the nest down after they were gone.Advertisement
Baby Claire helped too, by taking her turn by demanding attention while I spent the time worrying about how I could protect the nest of fragile souls under my care.
In both there are species which form no nest or burrow, others which construct a simple silk-lined tunnel in the soil, and others which close the aperture of the burrow with a hinged door; while both share the habit of lining the burrow with silk to prevent the infall of loose sand or mould; and the species which make an open burrow close the aperture with a sheet of silk in the winter during hibernation and open it again in the spring.
The most noted of the Alberta passes are (I) the Crow's Nest Pass, near the southern boundary line, through which a branch of the Canadian Pacific railway runs; (2) the Kicking Horse Pass, through which the main line of the Canadian Pacific railway is built; 40 m.
One of the Brazilian birds whose habits have attracted much interest is the Joao de Barro (Clay John) or oven bird (Furnarius rufus), which builds a house of reddish clay for its nest and attaches it to the branch of a tree, usually in a fork.
The nest is formed among reeds, placed on the ground and lined with grass.Advertisement
The queen may be altogether relieved of the work of the nest as the season advances, so that she can devote all her energies to egg-laying, and the colony grows rapidly.
Sladen states that a queen belonging to the virginalis form of Bombus terrestris often invades a nest belonging to the lucorum form, kills the rightful queen, andtakespossession of the nest, getting the lucorum workers to rear her young.
As though to compensate for the loss of this means of defence, the mandibles are very powerful, and some of the bees construct tubular entrances to the nest with a series of constrictions easy to hold against an enemy.
In breeding-time the bird resorts to solitary island groups, like the Crozet Islands and the elevated Tristan da Cunha, where it has its nest - a natural hollow or a circle of earth roughly scraped together - on the open ground.
In 1905 some 415 to 420 species had been found within its borders, and more than half of these were known to nest in the state; 120 had been counted in the winter.Advertisement
It is situated on the Crow's Nest branch of the Canadian Pacific railway, at the junction of Coal Creek with the Elk river, and owes its importance to the extensive coal mines in its vicinity.
The pie's nest is a wonderfully ingenious structure, placed either in high trees or low bushes, and so massively built that it will stand for years.
The nest of grass, leaves, or where vegetation is scanty of stones or rubbish, is placed on the ground or in holes.
The female produces three to five young ones in March or April, and brings them up in a nest formed of grass or other herbage, usually placed in a hollow place in the bank of a river, or under the shelter of the roots of some overhanging tree.
Nest in dense reeds, tangled brambles or tall grass tussocks.Advertisement
When we were fortunate enough to find a nest I never allowed her to carry the eggs home, making her understand by emphatic signs that she might fall and break them.
There must be room for the actual delivery, as well as for the pups to nest and nurse from the time they are born until it is time for the litter to leave the box.
Its somewhat gloomy aspect, enhanced by the tortuous narrow lanes flanked by gabled houses of the 15th century, has gained for it among countryfolk the sobriquet of the "Witches' nest" (Hexen-Nest).
It builds its nest in March, or early in April, in thick bushes or in ivy-clad trees, and usually rears at least two broods each season.
The nest is a neat structure of coarse grass and moss, mixed with earth, and plastered internally with mud, and here the female lays from four to six eggs of a blue colour speckled with brown.Advertisement
But on the other side the disorder became greater and greater, many regiments were used up, and Johnston himself killed in vainly attacking on a point of Wallace's line called the Hornet's Nest.
The female makes her nest of moss, dried leaves and grass in the hollow of a tree, but sometimes in a hole among rocks or ruined buildings, and produces several young at a birth, usually from four to six.
Its home is sometimes a den under ground or beneath rocks, but oftener the hollow of a tree, and it is said to take possession of a squirrel's nest, driving off or devouring the rightful proprietor.
But with the return of the warmer season each male selects a territory, which he fiercely defends against all comers, especially against intruders of his own species and sex, and to which he invites all females, until the nest is filled with ova.
This species usually constructs its nest on the bottom, excavating a hollow in which a bed of grass, rootlets or fibres is prepared; walls are then raised, and the whole is roofed over with the like material.Advertisement
The nest is an inch and more in diameter, with a small aperture for an entrance.
Its nest is generally placed among weeds above the bottom of the water.
The nest is always firmly attached to seaweed, and sometimes suspended from an over-hanging frond.
The development of a true insect society among the Hymenoptera is dependent on a differentiation among the females between individuals with well-developed ovaries (" queens ") whose special function is reproduction; and individuals with reduced or aborted ovaries (" workers ") whose duty is to build the nest, to gather food and to tend and feed the larvae.
Further, the queen wasp, and also the queen humble-bee, commences unaided the work of building and founding a new nest, being afterwards helped by her daughters (the workers) when these have been developed.Advertisement
Thus, wasps catch flies; worker ants make raids and carry off weak insects of many kinds; bees gather nectar from flowers and transform it into honey within their stomachs - largely for the sake of feeding the larvae in the nest.
Fabre states that the lastnamed insect uses a stone for the temporary closing of her burrow, and the Peckhams have seen a female Ammophila take a stone between her mandibles and use it as a hammer for pounding down the earth over her finished nest.
The habit of some genera is to catch the prey before making their tunnel, but more frequently the insect digs her nest, and then hunts for prey to put into it.
The nest is a beautifully neat structure, often placed at no great height from the ground, but generally so well hidden by the leafy bough on which it is built as not to be easily found, until, the young being hatched, the constant visits of the parents reveal its site.
The nest is placed with little regard to concealment, and is not distinguished by much care in its construction.
The nest is a slight hollow in the ground, wonderfully inconspicuous even when deepened, as is usually the case, by incubation, and the blackspotted olive eggs (four in number) are almost invisible to the careless or untrained eye.
It is the female canary which is almost invariably employed in crossing, as it is difficult to get the females of the allied species to sit on the artificial nest used by breeders.
The work of building the nest, and of incubation, falls chiefly on the female, while the duty of feeding the young rests mainly with the cock bird.
On the 19th of June Hussein appeared before Kasos, a nest of pirates of evil reputation, which he captured and destroyed.
It constructs a nest of dried leaves and _herbage, placed in a hole in the ground or a bank or hollow tree, The Weasel (Putorius nivalis).
Between Bakhchi-sarai and Chufut-kaleh is the Uspenskiy monastery, clinging like a swallow's nest to the face of the cliffs, and the scene of a great pilgrimage on the 15th (29th) of August every year.
More rarely their patience became exhausted, and ships were sent to bombard this nest of pirates.
Its nest, which is a model of neatness and symmetry, it builds on trees and bushes, preferring such as are overgrown with moss and lichens.
The discovery of large deposits of nickel at Sudbury; of extremely rich gold mines on the head-waters of the Yukon, in a region previously considered well-nigh worthless for human habitation; of extensive areas of gold, copper and silver ores in the mountain regions of British Columbia; of immense coal deposits in the Crow's Nest Pass of the same province and on the prairies; of veins of silver and cobalt of extraordinary richness in northern Ontario - all deeply affected the industrial condition of the country and illustrated the vastness of its undeveloped resources.
Lima; members of this genus form a nest by means of the byssus, or swim by clapping the valves of the shell together.
It only visits the land to deposit its single white egg, which is laid on a rocky ledge, where a shallow nest is made in the turf and lined with a little dried grass.
His lectures were published at intervals from 1870 to 1885 in Aratra Pentelici, The Eagle's Nest, Love's Heinle, Ariadne Florentina, Val d'Arno, Proserpina, Deucalion, The Laws of Fesole, The Bible of Amiens, The Art of England and The Pleasures of England, together with a series of pamphlets, letters, articles, notes, catalogues and circulars.
The nest, under a tussock of grass or a stone, is constructed of short dry straws, and usually lined with hair.
The number of young in each nest is generally five, sometimes only three, occasionally seven or eight, and at least two broods are produced annually.
The nest is always on the ground, and is a rather deep hollow wrought in a tuft of herbage and lined with dry grass-leaves.
It builds a rude nest among the reeds and flags, out of the materials which surround it, and the female lays four or five eggs of a brownish olive.
The drongo is a fierce and powerful bird which will not tolerate a strange bird of the size of a cuckoo near its nest, yet on account of its resemblance to the drongo, the hen cuckoo is enabled, it has been claimed, to lay her egg in the nest of the drongo, which mistakes the cuckoo for one of its own kind.
For when she perceives the approach of those Enemies, she so settles her self in her Nest as to put her Bill out at the hole, and gives the Monkeys such a welcome therewith, that they presently pack away, and glad they scape so."
They nest in hollow trees, and lay white eggs.
Mice will nest about the plants if there is straw or other litter around them.
Dunkirk, as a nest of freebooters who preyed upon Dutch commerce, was made the objective of a daring offensive campaign in 1600 by the orders of the States-General under the influence of Oldenbarneveldt in the teeth of the opposi tion of the stadholders Maurice and William Louis .
The nest, generally concealed in a leafy tree or bush, is carefully built, with a lining formed of fine roots neatly interwoven.
The nest is of large size, built of sticks, lined with soft material and placed on a ledge of rock - a spot being chosen, and often occupied for many years, which is nearly always difficult of access.
The young when in the nest are clad in down of a dirty white, varied with grey on the head and neck, and with ochraceous in the iliac region.
It generally makes its nest in a hollow branch, plastering up the opening with clay, leaving only a circular hole just large enough to afford entrance and exit; and the interior contains a bed of dry leaves or the filmy flakes of the inner bark of a fir or cedar, on which the eggs are laid.
She lays several dozen eggs in a carefully prepared nest.
The Nile crocodile makes a hole in white sand, which is then filled up and smoothed over; the mother sleeps upon the nest, and keeps watch over her eggs, and when these are near hatching - af ter about twelve weeks - she removes the 18 in.
Other species, especially the alligators, make a very large nest of leaves, twigs and humus, scraping together a mound about a yard high and two or more yards in diameter.
Although an inveterate destroyer of eggs, this little creature prefers those of birds and the soft-shelled eggs of lizards to the very hard and strong-shelled eggs which are deeply buried in the crocodile's nest.
It makes its nest in burrows in the banks of streams, breeding once a year about the month of April, and producing five or six young at a birth.
The nest of one species, as observed by Robert Owen, is at the end of a hole bored in the bank of a watercourse, and the eggs are pure white and glossy (Ibis, 1861, p. 65).
While England was tuneless, with Dunbar and the other " Makers " Scotland was " a nest of singing birds."
These neossoptiles or first feathers bear no resemblance to those of the Anseriform birds, but agree in detail with those of spoonbills, the young of which the little flamingos resemble to a striking extent, but they leave the nest soon after their birth to shift for themselves like ducks and geese.
These floral products which form the food of bees and of their larvae, are in most cases collected and stored by the industrious insects; but some genera of bees act as inquilines or "cuckoo-parasites," laying their eggs in the nests of other bees, so that their larvae may feed at the expense of the rightful owners of the nest.
Many genera of bees are represented, like most other insects, by ordinary males and females, each female constructing a nest formed of several chambers ("cells") and storing in each chamber a supply of food for the grub to be hatched from the egg that she lays therein.
Among the humble-bees (Bombus) the workers help the queen, who takes her share in the duties of the nest; the distinction between queen and workers is therefore less absolute than in the hive-bees (Apis), whose queen, relieved of all nursing and building cares by the workers, devotes her whole energies b FIG.
The nest may be simple, or, more frequently, a complex excavation, cells opening off from the entrance or from a main passage.
Fabre found that a Chalicodoma removed to a distance of 4 kilometres from the nest that she was building, found her way back without difficulty to the exact spot.
But if the nest were removed but a few yards from its former position, the bee seemed no longer able to recognize it, sometimes passing over it, or even into the unfinished cell, and then leaving it to visit again uselessly the place whence it had been moved.
She would accept willingly, however, another nest placed in the exact spot where her own had been.
If the unfinished cell in the old nest had been only just begun, while that in the substituted nest were nearly completed, the bee would add so much material as to make the cell much larger than the normal size, her instinct evidently being to do a certain amount of building work before filling the cell with food.
Sharp, in commenting on this strange behaviour, points out that the host can have no idea why the inquiline haunts her nest.
More violent in its methods is the larva of a Stelis, whose operations in the nest of Osmia leucomelana have been studied by Verhoeff.
Verhoeff has discussed the rise of the "social" from the "solitary" condition, and points, out that for the formation of an insect community three conditions are necessary - a nest large enough for a number of individuals, a close grouping of the cells, and an association between mother and daughters in the winged state.
She starts her nest underground or in a surface depression, forming a number of waxen cells, roughly globular in shape and arranged irregularly.
During the last two or three years of his life Louis lived in great isolation, "seeing no one, speaking with no one, except such as he commanded," in the château of Plessis-les-Tours, that "spider's nest" bristling with watch towers, and guarded only by the most trusty servitors.
He can be seized without further formalities if he is caught in his nest," that is, in his native place.
The young (which on leaving the nest have not the tips of the bill crossed) are of a dull olive colour with indistinct dark stripes on the lower parts, and the quills of the wings and tail dusky.
The nest is rather rudely constructed, and the eggs, generally four in number, resemble those of the greenfinch, but are larger in size.
The young are hatched clothed in variegated down, and remain in the nest for some time.
The nest is generally in long heather, and contains two eggs of a dark olive-colour, suffused with still darker brown patches.
The latter lay their eggs in one and the same nest, a shallow pit scraped out by their feet, with the earth heaped around to form a kind of wall against which the outermost circle of eggs rest.
Some thirty eggs are laid in the nest, and round it are scattered perhaps as many more.
The greatest care is taken to place the nest where it may not be discovered, and the birds avoid being seen when going to or from it, while they display, great solicitude for their young.
Hulagu at Once proceeded to destroy a number of nascent dynasties which endeavoured to establish themselves on the ruins of the Khwarizm Empire; about 1255 he destroyed the dynasty of the i by the capture of their stronghold of Alamut (Eagles Nest), and finally in 1258 captured Bagdad.
The guacharo is said to build a bowl-like nest of clay, in which it lays from two to four white eggs, with a smooth but lustreless surface, resembling those of some owls.
The young soon after they are hatched become a perfect mass of fat, and while yet in the nest are sought by the Indians, who at Caripe, and perhaps elsewhere, make a special business of taking them and extracting the oil they contain.
Its nest is a light construction of dry rushes, having its foundation in the water, and contains as many as six eggs, which are white tinged with buff.
The young are often taken from the nest and reared by the people to attend upon and defend their poultry, a duty which is faithfully 1 and, owing to the spurs with which the chaka's wings are armed, successfully discharged.
One of the most interesting birds found in the country is the "weaverbird" (Cassicus persicus), which lives in colonies and suspends its long, pouch-like nest from the end of a horizontal branch of some high, isolated tree.
As regards function, the tail may be a mere pendent appendage, or may be adapted to grasp boughs in climbing, or even to collect food or materials for a nest or sleeping place, as in the spider-monkeys, opossums and rat-kangaroos.
Disturbed from the moor or marsh, where it has its nest, it rises swiftly into the air, conspicuous by its white back and rump, and uttering shrill cries flies round the intruder.
They live either among bushes or in trees, and make a neat nest for the reception of their young, which are born blind.
The species inhabiting cold climates construct a winter nest in which they hibernate, waking up at times to feed on an accumulated store of nuts and other food.
At the beginning of the cold season the common dormouse retires to its nest, and curling itself up in a ball, becomes dormant.
The nest is placed in clefts of rocks, among timber or in hollow trees, and there are generally three litters in a season.
As incubation goes on the hollow is somewhat deepened, and perhaps some haulm is added to its edge, so that at last a very fair nest is the result.
The nest, composed of a few stalks of grass, is built on the ground, usually Blackcock.
Get the kids to paint this little wooden birdhouse to entice birds to nest year on year.
A vast array of birds including blackbirds, greenfinches, thrushes, yellowhammers, to name just a few will nest in these sites.
This year, I could not find a blackbird 's nest in my garden.
Some products cause the workers to destroy their own nest, for example sugar based liquid bait containing borax.
You can see the bowsprit, foremast with crow's nest, a cannon.
Click to enlarge Queen white-tailed bumblebee close-up Close-up view of a queen white-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) in search of a nest site.
Experiments have shown that some British garden bumblebees can return to a nest from distances over 6km.
Humboldt's penguins excavate burrows to nest in, usually about 3 meters in length.
Follow the roads around the airport where you will see a number of cones each marking nest burrows of the owls.
A large population of spectacled caiman Caiman latirostris nest in the islands.
You can also explore caverns where locals collect swallow nests to make their bird's nest soup.
The weaver birds began their incessant noisy chatter, fighting for the best position to build a new nest.
Goldsinny Other wrasse have a ritual courtship in which the male prepares a nest.
As the newly hatched baby cuckoo pokes it way out of its shell, it pushes the other eggs out of their rightful nest.
The arable land where the stone curlews choose to nest covers land belonging to 84 owners.
Often the nest is built over a decaying tree stump which, along with other decaying tree stump which, along with other decaying organic matter, provides heat.
Can you solve the hidden clues to find its nest and discover the dinosaur?
A baby dinosaur, just hatched, would follow in the footsteps of its parent, perhaps only a short distance from the nest.
They were always supposed to nest on some pretty fruit tree branch festooned with blossom.
There was also some doubt as to whether the young birds were in the nest or already fledged and sitting some distance away.
The older ones have flown the nest but I still have one little fledgling left.
Every day she saw the goose fluff up her nest, turn the eggs, then settle back down to wait patiently.
The extensive coastal cliffs provide nest sites for a range of breeding seabirds including fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, puffins and kittiwakes.
In May a young golden eagle whose nest was protected round-the-clock by volunteers became one of the victims when it was found poisoned.
The availability of nest boxes was significantly greater in tetrads containing breeding Barn Owls than in those with no owls.
Birds collect greenery and take it to the nest because (it is suggested) it acts as a kind of natural insecticide.
The rare green turtles come here to nest between December and July.
Until 1995, the numbers of breeding guillemots and razorbills on their sea cliff nest sites had been increasing in south west Wales.
Activity on the cliffs has diminished as young guillemots and Razorbills have left the nest - before they can fly!
Two barn owl nest boxes were erected and an otter chamber holt dug.
Therefore, we are linking to an MP3 file of the voicemail that has stirred this literal hornet 's nest of controversy.
Bird 1 does not seem to be very house-proud, compared with bird 2, who has built such a neat little nest.
Click to enlarge Male house sparrow on nest box This image brings back strong memories for me.
A trap is placed over a nest and the incubating bird triggers it to close when it returns to incubate.
They may nest in tree holes, on cliff ledges or on buildings.
Car hire can be arranged by Hawk's Nest, but I hitched a lift with some other visitors.
Within the bush, her covert nest A little linnet fondly prest The dew sat chilly on her breast Sae early in the morning.
In our increasingly litigious society, many people keep their nest egg offshore.
They carry these huge loads for up to 100 meters back to the nest site.
When I saw a young macaw looking out of the spout nest entrance I was elated!
I remember looking down and seeing a mallard sitting tight on her nest among the wild garlic.
You can climb the mast to a ' crows nest ', or swim from the stern marina platform.
I had put some mealworms into the feeder and some time later, the female left the nest and went to eat some.
They build and repair the nest and gather nectar and pollen from the flowers.
Glen Ogle There may be an occupied nest on White Wall on ' The Dark Side ' .
The cup-shaped nest is made from dry grasses and lined with finer grasses and hair.
Go out & knock down wasps nest with rake, feeling guilty.
You're right, the whole issue has stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest.
He stoically directed stringing and knotting from his crow's nest - and withstood the storm of advice and chatter from below.
At this school one summer a wasps ' nest appeared in the rabbit area.
Than your opponent be doing something the cuckoo's nest a parents ' myth.
Older people may consider severance of tenancy as a means of providing a nest egg for their loved ones.
He'll share how to turn less than a thousand dollars into a comfortable retirement nest egg using smart financial strategies most people overlook.
However dippers are very early nesters and often chose bridges or waterfalls or steep overgrown banks for their nest sites.
Other species such as Tree Sparrow, which are colonial nesters, will happily nest side by side.
Showing a female ostrich incubating eggs on a nest consisting of a small circular mound of sand in a field.
It also allows the squirrel to reduce the level of parasite infestation they suffer by leaving parasite infestation they suffer by leaving parasites behind in the nest.
This is to help the parent identify their chicks in the gloomy light of the nest box.
Also, how anyone can save a nice little nest egg by putting away just a few dollars off their weekly paycheck.
An isolated canyon nearby contains Indian petroglyphs, and we will also stop at an abandoned White-tailed Prairie Dog town where Mountain Plovers nest.
Wood ants will use pine needles for making their nest mounds, and decayed tree stumps will be frequented by weevils.
The small birds like open ground for nesting sites and often nest in recently felled conifer plantations where there has been new planting.
These leaves are long and grassy, and probably suitably pliable for building into a nest.
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You'll see a raven 's nest with an egg in it.
During the breeding season, a male will make several shallow nest scrapes in a well guarded territory.
Once on the northern side of the island we watched seabirds soaring around their nest sites.
At spawning time sea trout excavate a nest, termed a redd, in which to deposit their eggs.
Luckily the law didn't get involved but a crowd did gather to watch our rather shameful descent from our heavenly nest.
In 1917, while fighting in France, CSM Brooks captured a German machine-gun nest single-handed.
Flights of Pygmy Cormorants skim the water, Collared Pratincoles nest on the lake shore and oriental skylarks sing overhead.
Marcinkus ' removal from office would open a hornet's nest of financial sleaze.
The comics performing in the west End smash One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest are staging a free performance next week.
A farrowing sow will build her nest of straw freely where she pleases and we observe the birthing process.
Click to enlarge male house sparrow on nest box This image brings back strong memories for me.
Other breeding species whose young are ringed include Cormorant and Common Tern, which nest on islands in the lagoons.
On one of the faces there was the remains of a ground squirrel nest, with a squirrel skeleton still curled up inside.
Often the nest is built over a decaying tree stump which, along with other decaying organic matter, provides heat.
The bees swarmed from the nest leaving the delicious honey comb behind.
Ice to cool off that angry nest of connective tissue near your heel.
Peep into a bumblebee's nest and you'll find trickery, fighting and mayhem.
You may recall that on his arrival last year he brought orange baler twine to the nest and got caught up.
On the return he found a fantail nest with 2 eggs right along the trail in a sparsely vegetated bush.
They took me to this nest and I was surprised to find it occupied by five ready to fly Mustached warblers.
Instead she was sitting in the entrance of the nest keeping watch.
Canada geese also compete with native wildfowl for nest sites.
The little jenny wren, whose nest I mentioned in my previous letter, has now hatched out her family.
He looked positively wretched for the first couple of weeks alone in his nest.
It then became a formidable nest of pirates and a great slave mart; it defied all the efforts of the Byzantine sovereigns to recover it till the year 960, when it was reconquered by Nicephorus Phocas.
This account does not by any means accord with one given by von Koppenfels, in which it is stated that while the old male gorilla sleeps in a sitting posture at the base of a tree-trunk (no mention being made of a bed), the female and young ones pass the night in a nest in the tree several yards above the ground, made by bending the boughs together and covering them with twigs and moss.
The inquiline habit (" cuckoo-parasitism "), when one species makes use of the labour of another by invading the nest and laying her eggs there, is of frequent occurrence among Hymenoptera; and in some cases the larva of the intruder is not content with taking the store of food provided, but attacks and devours the larva of the host.
When the broods leave the nest they move into the more open country, and frequenting pastures, commons, heaths and downs, assemble in large flocks towards the end of summer.
The wailing cry' and the frantic gestures of the cock bird in the breeding-season will tell any passer-by that a nest or brood is near; but, unless he knows how to look for it, nothing save mere chance will enable him to find it.
When built in the neighbourhood of towns the nest is somewhat slovenly and untidy, being often composed of bits of dirty straw, pieces of paper and blackened moss; in one instance, near Glasgow, the author of the Birds of the West of Scotland found several postage-stamps thus employed.
During the last two or three years of his life Louis lived in great isolation, "seeing no one, speaking with no one, except such as he commanded," in the chÃ¢teau of Plessis-les-Tours, that "spider's nest" bristling with watch towers, and guarded only by the most trusty servitors.
They saw a mass of tough green vines all matted together and writhing and twisting around like a nest of great snakes.
The storm has blown two of the little ones out of the nest.
He stooped and picked up a bird's nest that had fallen upon the ground.
He lifted the nest gently and put it in a safe place in the forks of the tree.
Once when a boy gave him a pair of doves which he had snared, St. Francis had a nest made for them, and the mother bird laid her eggs in it.
I wish you could be here to play three little squirrels, and two gentle doves, and to make a pretty nest for a dear little robin.
The mother bird lays her eggs in a nest and keeps them warm until the birdlings are hatched.
There is some of the same fitness in a man's building his own house that there is in a bird's building its own nest.
As the sparrow had its trill, sitting on the hickory before my door, so had I my chuckle or suppressed warble which he might hear out of my nest.
There is a large winter gull roost and one or two pairs of redshank nest here - unusual so far from the coast.
Unfortunately they were busy nest building just beyond a reedy island.
Originally ringed as a single chick in a nest near Tregaron on 27th June 2003.
Our robin 's nest has been busy and Malcolm has been trying to find a way of recording the activity around it.
The rollaway nest is fitted into the poultry house usually underneath some weatherproof covering.
Put up nest boxes to provide roost sites for the smaller birds.
In summer, warblers voice their scratchy songs and nest in the reed and sedge beds.
It prepares a nest by biting vegetation from a circular area in shallow depths near shore.
Luckily the law did n't get involved but a crowd did gather to watch our rather shameful descent from our heavenly nest.
Flights of Pygmy Cormorants skim the water, Collared Pratincoles nest on the lake shore and Oriental Skylarks sing overhead.
If aware of skylark nest site do not disturb the immediate area close by.
Marcinkus ' removal from office would open a hornet 's nest of financial sleaze.
The comics performing in the West End smash One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest are staging a free performance next week.
In the paranoid world of the conspiracy theorist the elegantly positioned mezzanine level becomes the perfect sniper 's nest.
Rock sparrow Few seen in rocky areas, an amazing nest hole 1km along the IP side road.
The Sticklebacks used to make their nest among it in the spring.
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Tern breeding populations can fluctuate among years owing to variations in the proportion of mature birds that attempt to nest.
The nest looked like a thimble made of twigs and dried grass.
Peep into a bumblebee 's nest and you'll find trickery, fighting and mayhem.
Woodlarks require a mosaic of bare ground or short vegetation for feeding, and tussocks of vegetation with disturbed ground for nest sites.
If an unfledged chick falls out of its nest, if possible return it to the nest immediately.
Since then the adult pair have remained in the vicinity of the nest with the male continuing to bring fish for the female.
The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper 's nest.
The young leave the nest after weaning when they are at their most vulnerable to predators such as birds of prey and desert foxes.
One of the characteristics of a black wheatear nest is that it contains a pile of stones near the entrance.
The woodpecker 's tongue is extremely long and sticky for extracting insects, such as ants, from their nest chambers and crevices.
Current work involves the inclusion of three-dimensional casts eg, of a woodpecker 's nest, within the body of the panel.
These slings are said to "breathe", creating a comfortable, cool nest for your baby to enjoy.
If your dog prefers sleeping curled up in a tight ball, nest beds, balls, bean bags and others with a backside will best fit the bill.
No matter what type of dog bed you provide, make sure your dog has enough room to walk around the bed and nest.
Carefully buying and selling of gold can also result in a great "nest egg" with which an individual can comfortably retire.
The sixth level is a round nest for your pet to cuddle in, while the top level provides a lookout to keep an eye out for anything of interest.
Make a bed or nest out of clean towels or rags.
Use a variety of different colored Easter basket grasses and place a yellow patch, a green patch and a pink (or purple) patch spaced along the length of the table like a bird's nest.
Use green Easter basket grass and make a small bird's nest, add a small twig and several candy eggs.
Place a small bunny or chick beside the nest that can serve as a card holder.
Use a hot glue gun to attach a red, yellow or blue bird on the twig just above the nest.
Create a nest place card holder for each of your dinner guests.
Pair you palette with an over the top, ratted nest hairstyle, and you have a frightful look that is both unique and creative.
One of the most expensive and acclaimed menu items is Birds Nest Soup.
The base of this soup is the nest of a sparrow-like bird called a swiftlet.
Its nest is made from its own sticky dried saliva.
They're probably suffering from some serious empty nest syndrome now that you're all grown up and gone, and so they are asserting their authority over you and acting super-parental (and annoying) to compensate.
In fact, many who work hard for their money are very protective of their nest eggs.
This makes it easy for the pet owner or breeder to ensure that mama dog and her puppies have a healthy place to nest and nurse throughout the time the box is used.
If you have a fiberglass crate, simply remove the top of the box, place a whelping pad in the bottom of the box, and you have a great place to allow your dog and her puppies to nest for a while.
During this stage, your dog will likely act restless and climb into her whelping box to nest around in the lining.
Many spiderlings may succumb to nest parasitism, predation, and even cannibalism before the survivors emerge in the spring.
Green Nest - This company manufacturer's cleaning products for the home that are certified organic.
Consult your financial advisor to see if you can save more of your nest egg.
The theory is that if you always withdrawal this annual amount, adjusted for inflation, you won't outlive your nest egg.
The biggest unknown factor, of course, is your contribution to your retirement nest egg.
His book explains that if you have a one million dollar nest egg tucked away when you retire, that will provide you with around $50,000 a year for 30 years.
Here are some retirement calculators you can use to determine on your own if your nest egg is going to keep returning money to you for as long as you expect to need it.
Rides range from The Hornet's Nest (you're cautioned to eat AFTER riding this one!) where you're tossed around in the air in unpredictable directions, to the Dodgems (bumper cars).
Black Eye is in Crow's Nest and when activated, melee tactics replenish your shield energy.
Go to the Crows' Nest stage, look for the large pipe suspended above the room.
In the Crows' Nest stage, defend the hangar, go the barracks, and find the skull under a hallway with small sewer tunnels.
Eagle's Nest - Designed for both boaters and campers, these hammocks use nautical grade ropes to keep you securely in your "nest."
Ultimately, it was learned that, because the eggshell has tiny pores, even uncracked eggs which sat for a time on a surface (nest) contaminated with salmonella could themselves become contaminated.
By about the age of one, an infant can drop an object into a receptacle, compare objects held in both hands, stack objects, and nest them within each other.
Africanized honeybees may nest in old tires or holes in the ground, in house frames, or between fence posts.
When you combine your down payment and monthly mortgage payments with your home's appreciation over the past few years, you are probably sitting on a decent nest egg.
Noe's Nest is just around the corner from 24th Street and all the shops and restaurants that the heart of Noe Valley has to offer.
So you're going to buy swimwear online because the lines at the local shopping district are about as appealing as a wasp's nest.
It comes equipped with a detachable man-post, launchable speeder bike, hidden rotating crow's nest, and battle launchers on the top and side of the vehicle.
The pots can nest in the base so you don't need to make room for three more appliances in your cabinet space.
Visit the website Robbins Nest to find a large selection of replacement pieces.
You are the deckhand, the cannon loader, the guy in the crow's nest or the pirate bucketing the bilge.
A puzzle ring is a set of interlocking bands that nest together to form a single ring.
It will nest your horrid driver's license photos and your student identification card from college years past.
They like to build a nest and enjoy staying in it.
Older couples in the church have already raised their families and might be willing to mentor your family as you move through child rearing, into the teenage years and finally into the empty nest years.
Children love all that The Krow's Nest has to offer.
But once their children leave the nest and become self-sufficient, they allow the policy to lapse.
Fun items such as a feather boa, gummy worms, a piece of velvet, double-stick tape, shaving cream or pudding, a nest of fishing line, and other unusual items make for funky fun.
The horta, a dangerous silicon-based lifeform similar to a sentient rock, was learned to only be protecting its nest using this valuable interrogation technique.
Major William Lennox is a US Ranger who has joined a secret US government group called NEST that seeks out Decepticons.
Robert Epps is a Air Force Controller and also a member of NEST.
General Morshower is the NEST leader and had a short stint in the first movie and now plays a larger role in the sequel to the first film.
Wasps live in colonies, so if you see a wasp, immediately begin searching the area for a wasp nest.
Once a nest is found, you'll need to remove it safely.
Also be sure to check any holes in the bed frame, where bedbugs may be able to hide or nest.
Available from the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council is a detailed replica of the 1914 uniform in the form of a brass bookmark.
Even a bird is smart enough to push the fledgling out of the nest when it fails to fly on its own.
Now, thanks to an overzealous social worker, Martha was scheduled to become reacquainted with mommy dearest—in Denver, over three hundred miles away from Bird Song's nest.
He paced the Bird Song nest, glancing at his watch every thirty seconds and grumbling about time being money on his Internet auctions.
At the hen house she grabbed the basket and reached into the first nest.
I can't tell you how many times I've had a hen set until the last few days and then leave the nest, spoiling the eggs.
Bird Song was an empty nest.
Unless the missus gets an court order on him or a good lawyer, she's back in the nest, and so's the boy.
Then off the newborn goes to start a life of vampirism, just like a bird leaving the nest.
Deidre paused beside the bubbling nest of beetles the size of her hand. Katie watched as she picked up one, peered at it and then flung it. Deidre giggled.
A bird's nest was built on one end and cobwebs covered the window.
She Traveled back to the panoramic window, where her nest of blankets wasn't the only thing waiting for her.
Her fingers felt the rough edge of the nest, and then she was falling.
He leaned forward and plucked the nest from the corner, and that was when she saw Alex.
Thus, by the end of his seventeenth year his apprenticeship of study was There is, however, one true nest-building parrot, the greybreasted parrakeet (Myopsittacus monachus), which constructs a huge nest of twigs.
Yet it builds its nest in thick bushes or trees at about a man's height from the ground, therein laying two eggs, which Professor Burmeister likens to those of the Land-Rail in colour.'
His great-grandson Charles Howard, although fledged in a nest of cavaliers, changed sides and fought at Worcester for the parliament.
Moreover, if anything like the needful accommodation be afforded, it will build a nest and therein lay its eggs; but it rarely succeeds in bringing up its young in confinement.
The nest of the siskin is very like that of the goldfinch, but seldom so neatly built; the eggs, except in their smaller size, much resemble those of the greenfinch.
The Paussidae are a very remarkable family of small beetles, mostly tropical, found only in ants' nests, or flying by night, and apparently migrating from one nest to another.
Chapman, who finds that the eggs are laid in old wood, and that the triungulin seeks to attach itself to a social wasp, who carries it to her nest.
The wasps are said to leave the larval or pupal Metoecus unmolested, but they are hostile to the developed beetles, which hasten to leave the nest as soon as possible.
Clinging to her hairs they are carried to the nest, where they bore into the body of a bee or wasp larva, and after a moult become soft-skinned legless maggots.
The maggots are tended by these nurses with the greatest care, and carried to those parts of the nest most favourable for their health and growth.
The foundress of the nest lays eggs and at first feeds and rears the larvae, the earliest of which develop into workers.
C. Janet observed that in a nest of Lasius alienus, established by a single female, the first workers emerged from their cocoons on the 102nd day.
These workers then take on themselves the labour of the colony, some collecting food, which they transfer to their comrades within the nest whose duty is to tend and feed the larvae.
The population of the colony increases fast, and a well-grown nest contains several " queens " and males, besides a large number of workers.
The workers in question remain within the nest, suspended by their feet, and serve as living honey-pots for the colony, becoming so distended by the supplies of honey poured into their mouths by their foraging comrades that their abdomens become sub-globular, the pale intersegmental membrane being tightly stretched between the widely-separated dark sclerites.