Now let us suppose that the ancient progenitor of our European cuckoo had the habits of the American cuckoo; but that occasionally she laid an egg in another bird's nest
. If the old bird profited by this occasional habit, or if the young were made more vigorous by advantage having been taken of the mistaken maternal instinct of another bird, than by their own mother's care, encumbered as she can hardly fail to be by having eggs and young of different ages at the same time; then the old birds or the fostered young would gain an advantage.
Of course when Peter landed he beached his barque [small ship, actually the Never Bird's nest
in this particular case in point] in a place where the bird would easily find it; but the hat was such a great success that she abandoned the nest.
The cuckoo lays its egg in the strange bird's nest
, and when the young one is hatched it shoulders its foster-brothers out and breaks at last the nest that has sheltered it.
Though, upon the whole, I greatly admire and even love the brave, the honest, and learned Captain; yet I take it very ill of him that he should so utterly ignore that case-bottle, seeing what a faithful friend and comforter it must have been, while with mittened fingers and hooded head he was studying the mathematics aloft there in that bird's nest
within three or four perches of the pole.
He felt as if he were being led to look at some strange bird's nest
and must move softly.
When, at the turn of the gallery which opens on the roof of the side aisles, he perceived the tiny cell with its little window and its little door crouching beneath a great flying buttress like a bird's nest
under a branch, the poor man's heart failed him, and he leaned against a pillar to keep from falling.
Laurie devoted himself to the little ones, rode his small daughter in a bushel-basket, took Daisy up among the bird's nests
, and kept adventurous Rob from breaking his neck.
The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development encourages B40 (lower income bracket) households to venture into the edible bird's nest
industry to raise their income.
It is an offence to destroy a bird's nest
which is being used.
THE BIRD'S NEST
CAFE The Market Hall Claremont Street Shrewsbury SY1 1QG HHHHI 01743 600393 thebirdsnestcafe.co.uk It's not the sort of place to go for a quiet dinner a deux.
SIR, - Springtime has come and gone and, as a Kincardineshire farmer in my 49th year, like last year I only had to shift one bird's nest
to safety in order to complete the sowing and ridging.
What comes to mind when I think of diversification is the edible bird's nest
, which has various health benefits to the human body.The nest refers to the dried glutinous secretions made from the salivary glands of the male swiftlets during their breeding season.