Parrots are gregarious and usually feed and roost in companies, but are at least temporarily monogamous.
They are unable to fly till nearly two years old, and continue for a considerable time after taking wing to roost and hunt with their parents.
On the same side of the Great Valley, south of the Potomac, are the Pinnacle (3007 ft.) and Pidgeon Roost (3400 ft.).
The tidal currents, or races, or roost (as some of them are called locally, from the Icelandic) off many of the isles run with enormous velocity, and whirlpools are of frequent occurrence, and strong enough at times to prove a source of danger to small craft.
A considerable deficit, of about £16,000,000, was in prospect, and the chancellor of the exchequer aroused misgivings by alluding in a speech to the difficulty he had in deciding what "hen roost" to "rob."
They are remarkably heavy sleepers, and are readily captured by the inhabitants ascending the trees on which they roost, and noosing them before they awaken.
One black chicken which the administrator could not catch, black as night and as silent, not even croaking, awaiting Reynard, still went to roost in the next apartment.
bald eagles roost among the trees along the side of the marsh.
In the early days of movies with sound, westerns, comedies, and dramas ruled the cinematic roost, but the horror movie was there, lurking in the shadows and waiting for the perfect moment to pounce on unsuspecting moviegoers.
When looking to adapt something as a chicken coop it is important to check that it is waterproof, secure and has somewhere for the chickens to roost and lay their eggs.
The access to the the roost is usually at or near the gable apex or the lower eaves.
bantam hens, which mean they normally roost in the trees, a great way to escape the foxes.
roost sites for the smaller birds.
Bats When Britain was largely forested, bats would roost in holes in old trees.
Some of the larger wading birds had started to come into roost.
We returned at dusk and watched a magnificent rhinoceros hornbill fly in to roost.
The high tide wader roost around the shearing barn at the east end of the level has had fewer birds in recent years.
white-faced ibises are flying over, in tight formation, on their way to roost.
Put up nest boxes to provide roost sites for the smaller birds.
They usually roost communally in palms or baobab trees.
He beat at the empty air for a moment like a rotund fowl about to seek its roost.
Effects on shorebird numbers of disturbance, the loss of a roost site and its replacement by an artificial island at Hartlepool, Cleveland.
You may find that a bat or small tortoiseshell butterfly may roost or hibernate in this secret hideaway.
There was a huge roost of Red-winged blackbirds here.
There is a large winter gull roost and one or two pairs of redshank nest here - unusual so far from the coast.
In summer they roost in hollow trees or roof spaces of houses.
We decided to stay till sunset for the evening flight and were rewarded with eighty Philippine cockatoos flying into the roost tree.
What had carried me through the roost would surely serve me to cross this little quiet creek in safety.
deafening roar of chickens coming home to roost in the numbers, Gordon Brown did not say sorry.
And discourage enrollment and without special to roost with.
Swallows collect in their thousands to roost in the reed beds and are hunted by the elegant hobby falcon.
gather to roost on Mokuaeae Island.
Fragmentation of riparian woodland foraging habitat, loss of roost sites, poor water quality.
He is talking about installing a " really big " bat roost tower and the possibility of creating an artificial hibernaculum on site.
horseshoe bats who roost in our cellar courtesy of a CCTV link.
lopping of old trees may remove actual or potential wintering or breeding roost sites.
Large numbers of Azure-winged magpies fed in the surrounding olive groves, with a flock of at least 70 seen going to roost.
This was the case with the oak tree, where a small area of roost system was exposed with it's associated mycorrhiza.
Increasingly windy later, strong to gale from the S. The male peacock was unable to go to roost in his usual tree.
WHITAKER, J. O. (1998) Life history and roost switching in six summer colonies of eastern pipistrelles in buildings.
rhinoceros hornbill fly in to roost.
Our next stop was under a road bridge where we got superb views of a Barn Owl on its daytime roost.
roost communally in palms or baobab trees.
roost in holes in old trees.
Small flocks of herons started to fly into roost soon to be followed by flock after flock of brilliantly colored scarlet Ibis.
shorebird numbers of disturbance, the loss of a roost site and its replacement by an artificial island at Hartlepool, Cleveland.
Colonies of swiftlets are also known to roost in at least three limestone sinkholes.
tortoiseshell butterfly may roost or hibernate in this secret hideaway.
wademe of the larger wading birds had started to come into roost.
They only need food and a place to scratch and roost, and they will provide you with plenty of eggs.
One item that is essential, however, is a safe place for the chickens to roost and lay their eggs.
Diverse styles rule the roost here, from long, colorful gowns with full skirts to short, sleek black dresses.
It can also mean "ruling the roost" or being very domineering at home.
Although the time has passed when legs were covered entirely and an "s-curve" ruled the roost, you can always find a great corset for special occasions.
Further, TLC and The Discovery Channel have been following the family since way back when there were "only" 14 kids in the roost.
The Wizard of Oz was filmed when MGM ruled the musical roost.
dusk on the warm evening of the 30th we counted 50 bats emerging from their roost.
A few more finches are flying around, some dropping into the dense scrub beneath us, presumably to roost.
However, finding a safe roost site for the daylight hours is essential to avoid predation.
rotund fowl about to seek its roost.
The chickens went to roost.
discourage enrollment and without special to roost with.
Sometimes they roost in the lining of tall disused industrial chimneys and other hollow walls including cavities in bridges.
Despite the almost deafening roar of chickens coming home to roost in the numbers, Gordon Brown did not say sorry.
dusk approached, we settled on a lonely mound to watch the cranes fly by and gather to roost.
Hundreds of white-faced ibises are flying over, in tight formation, on their way to roost.
In the late afternoon we'll walk toward the nearby river to watch Chestnut-fronted macaws fly in to roost.
The male peafowl soon flew down from its roost and was joined by a female which it occasionally displayed to.
roost in hollow trees or roof spaces of houses.
Nursery roosts tend to be in buildings, but they usually roost solitarily in caves during hibernation.
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