leave the nest

leave the nest

also fly the nest
to move from your parents' home and live independently Our kids have all left the nest and the house seems empty now.
See also: leave, nest
References in classic literature ?
In England the masters alone usually leave the nest to collect building materials and food for themselves, their slaves and larvae.
The chicks are born with a downy layer which is soft like velvet and by the time they leave the nest their feathers are fully waterproof.
They don't feed the seeds to their young - which have an insect diet until they leave the nest - but to sustain themselves.
Believe it or not Ireland had its own fully-fledged fascist party and another one which didn't quite leave the nest.
She'll leave the nest only one more time -- to die when the leaves fall, the cold winds blow, and fruit and nectar sources disappear.
Although your pocket and your heart may already have taken a battering as they prepare to leave the nest, you still have to perform one important last parental duty before you say goodbye - settling them into their new room.
He added: "Tawny owls especially leave the nest before they can fly and often end up on the ground looking very vulnerable, but their parents will feed them each night and after a few days, they start clambering back up into the trees.
Our findings indicate that oral pH becomes more acidic in Cooper's hawks soon after they leave the nest.
And we know that soon they will leave the nest and fly on their own.
In July or August, new queens leave the nest to mate and found a colony of their own.
Six little blue tits Perched high upon a twig Puffing out their feathers To make themselves look big Each one of them deciding If it's time to leave the nest So, one by one, into the air Bravely five gave their wings a test But the sixth little blue tit Gave out a desperate sigh "I haven't got the nerve to jump Mum" Because I don't think I can fly
Gordon's research, recently published in the PLoS Computational Biology, found that the rate at which harvester ants leave the nest to search for food corresponds to the amount of food available.
The babies gradually change their colour to look like their parents and eventually they tentatively leave the nest.
The young often leave the nest prematurely and, when they are on the ground, the parents may attack passing humans and dogs.
Young unfeathered birds attempted to leave the nest, but then realized they need to get strengthened and decided to return to the nest.
Full browser ?