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Old Thursday 23rd May 2019, 20:11   #1
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How many bird sayings do you know.

Here are the bird sayings I know, put together in a story with an image of mine to go with each one Just a bit of fun that I hope you will enjoy. Just give a click to BIRD SAYINGS
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Old Friday 24th May 2019, 12:09   #2
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I have heard 'you are a bit Cuckoo"
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Old Friday 24th May 2019, 16:43   #3
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Did you look at BIRD SAYINGS I think I mentioned Cuckoo, how many sayings did you spot, there are 42 sayings
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Old Friday 24th May 2019, 18:16   #4
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"Well stone the crows" - very little used English phrase.
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I should try to add them to the story, hope you enjoyed the story.
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Hi Wolfbirder I have a crow picture that could fit in nicely. Thank you.
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Thank you dwallace. I have a goose picture that will do instead of this one. I have updated the story
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Old Saturday 25th May 2019, 17:35   #9
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The common cormorant or shag,
Lays its egg in a paper bag.
The reason why, no doubt,
Is to keep the thunder and lightning out.
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Old Sunday 26th May 2019, 11:35   #10
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"One Swallow doesn't make a summer".
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"One Swallow doesn't make a summer".
That is one I have not heard before. I will have to look in to it and try to fit it in.
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Thank you Wolfbirder, I have a swallow picture so I will add that to my story.
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Another Swallow one.... but I've no idea how you'd turn it into a story!!!

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Old Sunday 26th May 2019, 16:55   #14
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"One Swallow doesn't make a summer".
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Thank you Wolfbirder, I have a swallow picture so I will add that to my story.
For clarity, the saying refers to Barn Swallow; your pic is a Tree Swallow
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The photo that accompanies the phrase " dont count your chickens before they hatch" is incorrect as it shows goslings rather than chickens.
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" Soar with Eagles "
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I didn't see anything about it been a barn swallow, although I do have a picture of one. My pic is of a violet-green swallow (Tachycineta thalassina). I don't think it will matter for my story anyway, if I add it. A couple more sayings have arrived also about swallows.
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Thank you for your notes. I can use soar with eagles as I have lots of eagle pics. As for 'don't count your chickens', goslings will have to do as I don't have chickens and it is just a saying.
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" Soar with Eagles " Is a good one, I have a few eagle pics. I can see that I'm going to be busy adding all these sayings.
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Hi PYRTLE, I have added a few words to the chickens picture. I have had a few more sayings as you can see so I'm going to be busy adding them.
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“It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you work with turkeys”. A common sign on desks everywhere in the US. . ..
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Thanks fugl, I should be able to fit that one in.
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And speaking of turkeys, there’s also the expression “talk turkey”.

Moving on, how about “getting your ducks in a row”?
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I didn't see anything about it been a barn swallow, although I do have a picture of one. My pic is of a violet-green swallow (Tachycineta thalassina). I don't think it will matter for my story anyway, if I add it. A couple more sayings have arrived also about swallows.
Because where the proverb comes from in England, the only bird called 'swallow' is Barn Swallow. Likewise for 'soar with eagles', the original reference point would be Golden Eagle. But as you say - it probably doesn't matter, I'm just being a bit pedantic as usual
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Because where the proverb comes from in England, the only bird called 'swallow' is Barn Swallow. Likewise for 'soar with eagles', the original reference point would be Golden Eagle. But as you say - it probably doesn't matter, I'm just being a bit pedantic as usual
If memory serves, “one swallow does not a summer make” originated with Aristotle and who knows which of the local hirundines (if any particular species) he had in mind? And you think you’re pedantic!
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