bird's foot


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Noun1.bird's foot - the foot of a birdbird's foot - the foot of a bird      
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
animal foot, foot - the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
claw - a bird's foot
zygodactyl foot - a bird's foot having the first and fourth toes of each foot directed backward and the second and third forward
heterodactyl foot - a bird's foot having the first and second toes of each foot directed backward and the third and fourth forward
webbed foot - a bird's foot with folds of skin between the toes
lobate foot - a bird's foot having separate toes each with membranous flaps along the sides
talon - a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
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Dr Zoe Randle, Butterfly Conservation's senior surveys officer, said: "People should be able to spot these butterflies in National Park areas as their caterpillars mainly feed on the wildflower and common bird's foot trefoil."
This year classic meadow flowers such as yellow rattle, tufted vetch and red clover are abundant and there is more bird's foot trefoil than I have ever seen in this meadow in nearly 30 years.
When the bird's foot came off, it reportedly crawled away and died.
A pathway was due to be cut into the flower meadow, clearing the way through hundreds of lupin flowers, bird's foot trefoil and clover.
If you want a space for a little wild area in your garden, nettles, sorrel, thistles and bird's foot trefoil will provide good cover.
The gently swaying, multi-coloured sea of Ragged Robins, Yellow Hawkbit, Yellow and Orange Bird's Foot, Mallow, Melissa, glorious red Poppies and others set against the clear blue sky actually made a traffic jam a pleasant experience.
Overgrown nails can puncture the bird's foot soles and lead to severe infections while overgrown prevent them from opening their mouths wide enough.
Most of the river flows into northern Gulf of Mexico in the Bird's Foot Delta south of New Orleans, and also into Fourleague Bay west of New Orleans where the Atchafalaya River carries 30% of the river flow into the Gulf of Mexico.
Next spring and summer, the wildflower meadow will be a riot of colour and will be ablaze with a wonderful range of plants including ragged robin, ox-eye daisy, yarrow, bugle, bird's foot trefoil and red clover.
'The data seem to support other evidence pointing to the eutrophication of our countryside: species that have increased the most are also those that are well-suited to enriched soils, while those species that have lost out, such as bird's foot trefoil, are suited to less nutrient-rich soils:
For example, we find out that a bird's knees are actually tucked under its feathers, and what we see that looks like a backwards knee is actually a part of the bird's foot that doesn't touch the ground, because birds walk on their toes!
Small patches of land on the course will be scraped away to expose bare sand and promote growth of plants like bird's foot trefoil,on which the moth's larvae feed.