Birdtable

Birdtable

Slang; to discuss a matter before a formal meeting. Birdtabling may help participants prepare for a meeting. It may also involve assigning projects to the participants.
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"Another one was on our birdtable just munching away, it was close to our open window and seemed quite tame."
If the red is feeding on the birdtable an approaching grey will quickly drive it away.
A juvenile rose-coloured starling was a great find on a Nefyn birdtable, while a great grey shrike has returned to winter in the Clocaenog Forest.
Only good thing about this cold snap is the number of birds who gather at the birdtable. Yesterday I pounced on a duck that waddled into the garden.
7 Feed the birds BRING some life to your garden, and put up a birdfeeder or birdtable. Prices start from just a few pounds, and the pleasure to be had as you watch them come to feed is immeasurable.
CARING Stan Wainwright put seeds out on his birdtable - and found them being gobbled up by a 4ft tall OSTRICH.
The other day I counted at least 12 young starlings on or around my birdtable.
The annual census of our feathered friends sparked the usual rivalry with him-over-the-road, who puts so many treats out I've often helped myself to a handful from his birdtable after one-too-many sherberts.
In fact I wish he could see my new garden with delphiniums and lupins in bud and poppies about to burst open, and to know birds still flock to the birdtable he made, even though it's falling to bits because I didn't have time to give it a new coat of varnish at the end of last winter.