At roost

on a perch or roost; hence, retired to rest.

See also: Roost

References in classic literature ?
And there were moments, proud moments, in their lives, when they were clever enough to snatch a small bird at roost off his perch.
Now, though the said chicken was then at roost in the stable, and required the several ceremonies of catching, killing, and picking, before it was brought to the gridiron, my landlady would nevertheless have undertaken to do all within the time; but the guest, being unfortunately admitted behind the scenes, must have been witness to the
From the beginning, they used low-disturbance methods to perform research at roost sites.
All other characteristics were similar at roost sites and random sites (Table 1).
The cluster actually can serve as a unit for heat production and cause an increase in temperature at roost sites in caves (Twente, 1955; Betts, 1997).
For data collection at roost structures, each roost tree was treated as a plot center and a circular plot was surveyed at each roost site.
The lower numbers of cut stumps at roost sites was likely because many roosts were located in unharvested greenbelts surrounded by partially harvested stands, and random plots for these roosts frequently were located in harvested portions of the stand where stumps were abundant.