shore bird


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shore bird any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
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In literature:

The bird came to the shore, assumed the mother's shape, and began to suckle the child.
"Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian" by Anonymous
At such times the mother bird, larger and stronger than the male, would fish along the shore, within sight and hearing of her little ones.
"Wood Folk at School" by William J. Long
Stay, proud bird of the shore, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
Stay, proud bird of the shore, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Them folks didn't have so much on us, after all; for that hired man was shore a gay bird, and playing both sides the fence.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
The cunning crow always selects the time when the old birds are away on the shore.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
All eyes were directed to the shore, and a large bird was seen to drop upon the ground.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
Jerry Bird formed one of the crew, so the party on shore lost their cook.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
No, the creatures that visited those island shores in those old days were not people, but birds.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
A bird, apt while on shore to throw its head backwards, and make a strange noise, somewhat resembling the braying of an ass.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

And still I hear, thy shores along,
All faintly ringing,
The notes of ghosts of birds that long
Have ceased their singing.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
Quick with your silver notes, O silver bird!
Wistful, I listen for the song I heard
Many a day, but soon shall hear no more,
For summoning winds are out along the shore.
"Farewell To Beauty" by Mary Webb
Nor only this the sign: behold
The tide of splendour as it roll'd,
As from the heavenly shore,
In through the window-gate o'erhead,
The questing-bird — her mission sped —
Upon its bosom bore.
"The Bird Of Grace" by Samuel John Stone
Closed are the stately inns once more;
Flown, like the birds, is the latest guest;
Many have gone to a southern shore,
Some to the east and some to the west;
But the smiling landlords count their gains,
And we know well that the best remains.
"In November" by John Lawson Stoddard
Dark was the dawn, and o'er the deep
The boist'rous whirlwinds blew;
The Sea-bird wheel'd its circling sweep,
And all was drear to view—
When on the beach that binds the western shore
The love-lorn ZELMA stood, list'ning the tempest's roar.
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson
A curse! a curse! the beautiful pale wing
Of a sea-bird was worn with wandering,
And, on a sunny rock beside the shore,
It stood, the golden waters gazing o'er;
And they were heaving a brown amber flow
Of weeds, that glitter'd gloriously below.
"The Death-Wake, Or Lunacy - Chimera II" by Thomas Stoddart

In news:

Chicago's modern-day birding mecca, located on the Lake Michigan shore, is the place to see warblers, gulls, terns, sparrows, shorebirds, orioles, and rarities.
Birder and author shares his experiences during Eastern Shore Birding & Wildlife Festival Oct 5-7.
Ellie Neary, of Bernhards Bay on the north shore of Oneida Lake, wrote me this week about a black chipmunk that's been hanging out lately around her bird feeder.
Spot rails, sparrows, shorebirds, and many other birds along the shore of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.
The former site of Meigs Field is a magnet to migrating birds that follow the Lake Michigan shore.
Not many people ever see the piping plovers on Assateague Island, but with numbers increasing, visitors may get a glimpse of the threatened shore bird in the future.
Melvin said the birds have exhibited that behavior in the past, according to shore bird monitors.
Boardwalk construction well under way along southern Lady Bird Lake shore.
Birds of Chicago fly to South Shore for its final show in November.
The race finishes on West Riverside Drive along Lady Bird Lake on Auditorium Shores.
Bird watchers have spotted two bald eagles working on a nest on the western shore of Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir , likely the same pair that made a historic mating attempt earlier this year.
Lady Bird Lake's south shore up for development.
Changes are coming along the south shore of Lady Bird Lake.
Thousands of dunlins and western sandpipers wheel through the sky at Hartney Bay during the annual shore bird migration through the Copper River Delta.
I like a nice crispy, browned bird that looks like it fell asleep in a tanning bed for 9 hours like Snooki from Jersey Shore.