our feathered friends

feathered friends

Birds, regardless of type or species. Mark breeds and raises hawks for racing, and his fine feathered friends are among the most valuable in the world. Grampa is out feeding his feathered friends at the park.
See also: feathered, friend
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our feathered ˈfriends

(informal, humorous) birds: We mustn’t forget to put out food for our feathered friends during the cold winter months.
See also: feathered, friend
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The walkways were all lined with trees which were the dormitory for our feathered friends, thousands of them, and if you were wearing a smart navy blue or charcoal grey suit and you were brave enough or foolish enough to take that route then you were likely to board your train wearing a chalk stripe as our friends in the trees did not like to be disturbed whilst trying to have 40 winks.
The walkways were all lined with trees which were the dormitory for our feathered friends, thousands of them, and if you were wearing a smart navy blue or charcoal grey suit and you were brave enough or foolish enough to take that route, then you were likely to board your train wearing a chalk stripe as our friends in the trees did not like to be disturbed whilst having 40 winks.
Of special note are the intricate charts included with the patterns to help aspiring needlecrafters to make our feathered friends come to life!
But what about our feathered friends? An animal centre near Colwyn Bay needs to find new homes for three chickens who were rescued from "terrible conditions".
THIS great tit's world has been turned upside down - as part of a bid to find out more about our feathered friends. Study into nation's It's OK, the bird was allowed out of the jar as soon as it was weighed.
We all now how awful we feel after a few sleepless nights tossing and turning - and it seems our feathered friends struggle with tiredness too.
You can even tempt our feathered friends with a feeder (see our guide in the circle, above right) made from ordinary household goods or a cake(see below).
I must admit, in the run up to Christmas, our feathered friends have been somewhat neglected.
Young and old "viewers" alike can get tremendous pleasure from watching our feathered friends visiting during the winter months.
There are many bird scarers on the market to keep our feathered friends off newly planted cabbages or you could make your own out of some string and shiny old CDs threaded through at strategic points ( but sooner or later the birds will realise that these deterrents are not an actual threat.
BIRD SIGNS: GUIDANCE & WISDOM FROM OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS offers a 52-card deck and book written by G.G.
EAGLES have always been the bird of choice down at Selhurst Park, but a different breed of our feathered friends has forced Crystal Palace into some extra shooting practice this week.
A treasured aviary, the vast collection of bird paintings in Chinese art, reflects longstanding global fascination with our feathered friends. Balanced on two legs, like humans, and able to fly and swim, birds have been viewed as an engineering miracle in the East and West and have been studied by artists and scientists alike.
Not just because we fear for our feathered friends. Humans could catch it, too.
Moving to the abstract, Luo Li's Birds literally drew the connection between Chinese calligraphy and our feathered friends through ink paintbrush and scratches directly applied to film.