common bird sayings

Common Sayings About Birds

Common sayings about birds have been around for centuries and are found in most cultures.  People from all walks of life have long been fascinated by the phenomena of flight, the unique feather colorations and a parrots ability to mimic and talk.  

A bird's-eye view.
A little bird told me.
That's for the birds.
He flew the coop.
Feather your nest.
Eat like a bird.
Free as a bird.
Sitting duck.
A lame duck president.
Scarcer then hen's teeth.
Madder than a wet hen.
Out on a lark.
A feather in your cap.
Something to crow about.
Wise as an owl.
Watch like a hawk.
As the crow flies.
Your goose is cooked.
Naked as a jay bird.
Voice like a nightingale.
Eagle eye.
Night owl.
Booby hatch.
Sitting in the catbird seat.
Like the cat who swallowed the canary.
Birdy Proverbs
Birds of a feather flock together.
The early bird catches the worm.
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
Kill two birds with one stone.
Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
On swallow does not make a summer
A peacock has fair feathers but fowl feet.
Roger Lederer. Amazing Birds: A Treasury of Facts and Trivia about the Avian World.  2007. Quarto Inc. p.72 and 101.

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