The small birds
were taking their farewell banquets.
Sure enough the bird
settled slowly down upon it, covering it with its wings to keep it warm, and I cowered close beside the egg in such a position that one of the bird
's feet, which was as large as the trunk of a tree, was just in front of me.
It happened one evening, when he was hot and tired with walking, and had sat down under a tree in a forest to eat his supper, that he saw two gaily-plumaged birds
, that were strange to him, sitting at the top of the tree talking to one another about him.
Timmy Tiptoes went on with his work without replying; indeed, the little bird
did not expect an answer.
After crossing a rather large prairie, we arrived at the skirts of a little wood that was enlivened by the songs and flight of a large number of birds
A moment afterwards, a bird
came flying towards him, and hovered in the air, so as almost to brush his face with its wings.
The tameness of the birds
and lizards is as nothing when compared to the fearless confidence of this insect.
A good deal of higgling about the price of the choicest bird
had taken place between Billy Kirby and its owner before Natty and his companions rejoined the sportsmen It had, however, been settled at one shilling * a shot, which was the highest sum ever exacted, the black taking care to protect himself from losses, as much as possible, by the conditions of the sport.
From every part of the eastern counties reports were received concerning the enormous immigration of birds
I should not object, but I would much rather see those birds
at a distance from us
As we shall not see her again, it may be worth mentioning here that all Never birds
now build in that shape of nest, with a broad brim on which the youngsters take an airing.
The fairies have their tiffs with the birds
, but they usually give a civil answer to a civil question, and he was quite angry when these two ran away the moment they saw him.