During her first visit to the beautiful island of Pohnpei in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, anthropologist Martha Ward discovered people who grew quarter-ton yams in secret and ritually shared a powerful drink called kava. She managed a medical research project, ate dog, became pregnant, and responded to spells placed on her. Thirty years later she returned to Pohnpei to learn what had happened there since her first visit. Were islanders still relaxed and casual about sex? Were they still obsessed with titles and social rank? Was the island still lush and beautiful? Had the inhabitants remained healthy? This second edition of Ward’s best-selling account is a rare, longitudinal study that tracks people, processes, and a place through decades of change. It is also an intimate record of doing fieldwork that immerses readers in the sights, smells, tastes, sounds, and the sensory richness of Pohnpei. Ward addresses the ageless ethnographic questions about family life, politics, religion, traditional medicine, magic, and death together with contemporary concerns about postcolonial survival, the discontinuities of culture, and adaptation to the demands of a global age. Her insightful discoveries illuminate the evolution of a culture possibly distant from yet important to people living in other parts of the world. (Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact the publisher directly.)
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Tracy Hutson is an acclaimed interior designer. She’s also the loving mother of two little boys. When designing their bedroom, she knew precisely what she wanted: a nursery that would be mentally stimulating yet emotionally comforting. A place that would maximize safety, shielding adventurous toddlers from harm. And a room that would be built and decorated with a healthy dose of environmental responsibility.
In Feathering the Nest, Hutson shares her passion for creating children’s spacesputting her guiding principles into practice for four different styles of nursery design: vintage, contemporary, traditional, and international. Featuring stories and photos of actual children’s rooms from around the country, the book focuses on the essential components of nursery design, including the special touches that make a room your child’s very own. The warmth and creativity of Hutson’s approach will inspire every parent to create the ideal nest for their child.
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A nest is a place of refuge to hold an animal's eggs and/or provide a place to live or raise offspring. They are usually made of some organic material such as twigs. grass. and leaves ; or may simply be a depression in the ground, or a hole in a tree, rock or building. Human-made materials, such as string, plastic, cloth, hair or paper, may be used.
The urge to prepare an area for the building of a nest is referred to as the nesting instinct and may occur in both mammals and birds.Contents Bird nest
Most species of birds build some sort of nest, though some lay their eggs directly onto rock ledges or bare soil without first modifying the area.
Nest types vary from the very simple scrape, which is merely a shallow depression in soil or vegetation, to the elaborately woven pendant or sphere. Some birds will build nests in trees. some (such as vultures. eagles. and many seabirds like Kittiwakes ) will build them on rocky ledges, and others nest on the ground or in burrows .
They may have some or all of the following zones: attachment; outer decorative layer; structural layer; lining.Names of nests Gallery
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Nest — (n[e^]st), n. [AS. nest; akin to D. & G. nest, Sw. n[ a]ste, L. nidus, for nisdus, Skr. n[=i][dsdot]a resting place, nest; cf. Lith. lizdas, Arm. neiz, Gael. & Ir. nead. Prob. from the particle ni down, Skr. ni + the root of E. sit, and thus orig … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Nest — Sn std. (8. Jh.), mhd. nest, ahd. nest, mndd. nest, mndl. nest Stammwort. Aus wg. * nista n. Nest. auch in ae. nest. Dieses aus ig. * nizdo in ai. nīḍá m. arm. nist, air. net m. l. nīdus m. und wohl daraus umgebildet lit. lìzdas m. akslav.… … Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache
nest — [nest] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger nest < IE * nizdos (< base * ni. down + * sed. to SIT) > L nidus, Welsh nyth] 1. the structure made or the place chosen by birds for laying their eggs and sheltering their young 2. a) the place used… … English World dictionary
Nest — Nest: Das westgerm. Wort mhd. ahd. nest, niederl. nest, engl. nest beruht mit verwandten Wörtern in anderen idg. Sprachen auf idg. *nizdo s »Nest«, vgl. z. B. lat. nidus »Nest« und mir. net »Nest«. Das idg. Wort ist eine alte Zusammensetzung und … Das Herkunftswörterbuch
NEST — index habitation (dwelling place) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 NEST … Law dictionary
Nest — Nest, v. t. To put into a nest; to form a nest for. [1913 Webster] From him who nested himself into the chief power. South. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
nest — [nest] noun [C] I 1) a structure that birds make to keep their eggs and babies in 2) a home that insects or small animals make for themselves II verb [I] nest [nest] to build or use a nest … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
Nest — Nest, v. i. To build and occupy a nest. [1913 Webster] The king of birds nested within his leaves. Howell. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
nest — n. structure in which a bird lays eggs and cares for its young; any animal s lair; brood of animals; object shaped like a bird s nest; shelter, retreat; place where something (often bad) flourishes; set of things that fit one into another v.… … English contemporary dictionary
nest — ► NOUN 1) a structure made by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young. 2) a place where an animal or insect breeds or shelters. 3) a place filled with undesirable people or things: a nest of spies. 4) a set of similar objects of graduated … English terms dictionary
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In the time of the dinosaurs lived the Maiasaura, a plant eating nursing dinosaur. These dinosaurs made nests on the land to lay there eggs in. But these nests did not always keep the baby dinosaurs from danger.
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Strigiforme Order – Strigidae Family
Length: 60-75 cm
Wingspan: 160-188 cm
Weight: M: 1500-2800 g – F: 1750-4200 g
LONGEVITY . From 21 years in wild, up to 60 years in captivity.
Eurasian Eagle-owl is a large-sized owl, able to kill and carry preys of 200 to 2000 grams.
PROTECTION / THREATS / STATUS :
The Eurasian Eagle-owl has suffered numerous declines last century due mainly to human persecution, effects of myxomatosis on rabbit populations, poisoning, collisions with vehicles and wires.
Protection programs and reintroduction in several parts of the range, increased food supply with rats at refuse tips, are important factors in the fairly rapid post-1970 recovery.
This species is scarce or uncommon, even rare throughout the range.
But at this moment, the species is evaluated as Least Concern by Birdlife International.
Fr: Grand-duc d’Europe
Esp: Búho Real
Ital: Gufo reale
Text by Nicole Bouglouan
HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD Vol 5 by Josep del Hoyo-Andrew Elliott-Jordi Sargatal - Lynx Edicions - ISBN: 8487334253
THE HANDBOOK OF BIRD IDENTIFICATION FOR EUROPE AND THE WESTERN PALEARCTIC by Mark Beaman, Steve Madge - C.Helm - ISBN: 0713639601
L’ENCYCLOPEDIE MONDIALE DES OISEAUX - Dr Christopher M. Perrins - BORDAS - ISBN: 2040185607
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It has brown-black and buff upperparts, with a cloud of spots on forehead and crown, stripes on nape, neck sides are rear neck, and black mottling on pale back, mantel and scapulars. Rump and tail bear fine black vermiculations.
A narrow, pale buff band with brown spots runs from the bill base up to the lores and along the brown-black edge of the moving ear-tufts.
The facial disc is dark buff, heavily speckled brown-black on the outer edge, forming as a frame around the face. Chin and throat are white, ending in the middle of the upper breast.
Underparts are dark buff finely marked with black vermiculations. The black spots are broader on breast than on belly.
The buffy-white legs are well feathered and show the same pattern but lighter. Tail is dark buff, speckled black, grey and brown, with about six brown-black bars. Bill and talons are black. Eyes are deep orange or golden.
Both sexes are similar in plumage with female larger than male.
Juvenile is covered in buffy down, finely barred on wings, uppertail coverts and underparts.
We find 14 recognized subspecies. They differ in colour and intensity of dark marks, and in size.
VOICE . SOUNDS BY XENO-CANTO
Eurasian Eagle-owl utters deep and monotonous « oohu-oohu-oohu » repeated every 10 seconds as territorial call. The female’s call is slightly higher-pitched and more raucous than male’s. Both mates perform duets during courtship displays.
When alarmed and threatened, they may “bark” and grunt, and give harsh “ka ka kau”.
Eurasian Eagle-owl frequents some variety of habitats, from conifer forests to warm deserts. It favours the undisturbed rocky areas with cliffs, ravines and caves, scattered trees and thickets.
It also can be found in taiga, open forests, wooded steppes, quarries and cultivated areas in rocky places.
This species breeds from sea-level up to 2000 metres of elevation in Europe, and between 4200 and 4500 metres in C Asia and the Himalayas.
North Africa, Europe, Asia and Middle East.
Eurasian Eagle-owl has several hunting methods, and may catch a prey on the ground from an exposed perch, or in the air after searching flight.
It attacks the prey by surprise while flying low from the ground or above the treetops. It may capture sleeping birds in rocky crevices. It is able to catch a fish after an Osprey-like dive into water.
It hunts mainly in forest, but prefers open areas.
This species is active mainly at dusk and dawn, but also by day in summer in the northern parts of the range.
The non digestible parts of the preys are ejected in pellets of about 75 x 32 mm of size.
Eurasian Eagle-owl is territorial, but the closest territories may partially overlap without any problem.
Often pairs remain together for life.
When the breeding season starts, the male suggests some nesting places to the female, while scraping for shallow depression and uttering clucking and staccato sounds.
The favourite nest-sites are sheltered by rocky wall, crevice or cave in cliffs. They also use abandoned nests of large birds. If they do not find any suitable place, they may nest on the ground between rocks, below fallen trees, bushes, or at base of tree trunk. Any addition of material.
Often several depressions are proposed to the female. She chooses one which will be reused for several years.
Eurasian Eagle-owl is resident in most parts of the range, but juveniles may disperse after the nesting period. Some movements are recorded in winter, according to the food resources or in harsh weather conditions.
During the breeding season, the Eurasian Eagle-owl rises into the sky at dusk and soars at good height.
It has agile and silent flight in spite of its large size, comfortable on its large wings, with head and short tail well separated from the body.
It often appears as a ghost while flying before the moon or in some light.
Breeding season varies with the range.
The nest of the Eurasian Eagle-owl is often on sheltered cliff ledge or in crevice, in cave, on the ground on steep slope or in abandoned nest in tree.
Laying usually starts at the end of winter, sometimes later, and there is only one brood per year. Female lays 1-4 eggs at three days intervals. Incubation lasts about 31-36 days by female and starts with the first egg laid. The male feeds her at nest during this period.
Chicks are brooded by female for the first two weeks, and she remains at nest with them for about 4-5 weeks.
During the first 2-3 weeks, the male carries the food at nest or close to it, and the female feeds the youngs with pieces of flesh. At 3 weeks of age, youngs begin to feed themselves, swallowing small bits whole. At 5 weeks, they walk around the nest and at 52 days, they are able to fly over some metres.
If they can leave the nest when on the ground at 22-25 days, they cannot leave a higher nest before 5-7 weeks.
They are fed by both parents during 20-24 weeks. They become independent between September and November, and leave the parental territory, or are “pushed out” by adults.
At the same moment, the male selects several places for the future nesting period.
Youngs reach their sexual maturity the next year, but they do not breed before 2-3 years.
The Eurasian Eagle-owl feeds on all moving animals, from beetles to fawns. The most part of its diet includes mammals such as voles, rats, mice, foxes and hares, but also birds of all species, crows, waterfowls, seabirds, and even other raptors’ species. It also may consume snakes, lizards, amphibians, fishes and crustaceans.
is that scrape is to draw an object, especially a sharp or angular one, along (something) while exerting pressure while peel is to remove the skin or outer covering of or peel can be (croquet) to send through a hoop (of a ball other than one's own) or peel can be. to sound loudly or peel can be (archaic|transitive) to plunder; to pillage, rob.
is that scrape is a broad, shallow injury left by scraping (rather than a cut or a scratch) while peel is the skin or outer layer of a fruit, vegetable, etc or peel can be (obsolete) a stake or peel can be a shovel or similar instrument, now especially a pole with a flat disc at the end used for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven or peel can be (scotland|and|curling) an equal or match; a draw.
* (draw an object along while exerting pressure ) grate, scratch, drag * (injure by scraping ) abrade, chafe, grazeDerived terms Noun (en-noun">en-noun )
* (injury ): abrasion, graze * (fight ): altercation, brawl, fistfight, fight, fisticuffs, punch-up, scuffle * (awkward set of circumstances ): bind, fix, mess, pickle * See alsoQuotations
* 2001, Carolyn Cooke, The Bostons. Houghton Mifflin Books, ISBN 0618017682, page 172–173, *: He could hear deer moo in the woods, smell their musk, spot a scrape in a birch tree twenty feet away. * 2005, Dragan Vujic, Hunting Farm Country Whitetails. iUniverse, ISBN 0595359841, page 58, *: Female whitetails periodically investigate scrapes' created by specific bucks. As the doe approaches estrus and becomes receptive to breeding, she will urinate in a ' scrape as a sharp signal to the buck that she is ready for him.Derived terms
* bread and scrapeAnagrams
Nest was the culmination of a long-term artistic and pedagogic engagement with the staff, parents, children and governors of Briscoe Primary School and Nursery in Basildon.
Commissioned and funded by Creative Partnerships, Thames Gateway, Nest became a performance promenade held on Sunday 24th February 2008, involving a cross-section of the school community, including both adults and children, performing in spaces around the school.
For example, one classroom looked like a bomb had literally hit it, with upturned tables and a dilapidated Anderson shelter containing recorded voices of children describing the moment their own lives had been hit by a bombshell.
As the Lead Artist and Director of Nest. Sarah Cole worked in close collaboration with artists Mark Storor, Julian Walker, Siobhan O'Neill, Rachel Anderson, Jules Maxwell and Helen Lowe to support the school in making this work.
Photographs of the performance can be seen here alongside its illustrated documentation, made for the published Nest book by Talya Baldwin.
This book has also been used as improvisation material for students at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama under the tutorage of Sally Mackey.
In the development of the above book, Sarah Cole and Sally Mackey presented a paper, CUCKOOS IN THE NEST. at the Living Landscape conference in Aberystwyth in June 2009.
Nest. photographic performance documentation photographs by Andrew Whittuck, Kevin Dutton and Sarah Cole, 2008
Nest. illustrated documentation by Talya Baldwin. ISBN 978-0-7287-1409-3
Swift Nestboxes, Towers, Attraction Calls, Artworks. All you need!
Use this page to locate attraction calls, artworks, and instruction materials as well as a wide range of nest boxes and nest bricks for setting up Swift colonies.
Using the Swift calls CD / MP3 will greatly increase your chance of getting a colony going. Please note, while we have experience of some of the products featured, and have found them to be of good quality, we have yet to try out others, so you need to assure yourself that they are going to do the job you want.
Swift Calls on CD
Swift Conservation's Calls CD + Instructions
Help Swift Conservation -
every CD & MP3 sold keeps us going!
These calls of nesting Swifts Apus apus recorded at Ulrich Tigges' Berlin Swift Colony should bring in Swifts to check out your nest places. Included are the "upper tones" emitted at 12-13 kHz. The CD has ten tracks, runs for about an hour & we also include a free car window badge!
"The Swift calls CD which we used 2 years ago has worked a treat. Last year the Swifts established their nest-territory; this year they took up residence in earnest. Thank you!"
Delivery can take up to 14 days. We only supply this CD within the breeding range of the Swift Apus apus
Swift Calls in MP3 format
For a tried and tested Swift Calls recording
to use with MP3 players
and SD card players / amplifiers
Swift Conservation's Calls MP3 + Instructions
To receive the download (an approximately 8 minute track) press the "Buy Now" button below.Orders will be fulfilled by e-mail with the MP3 file and full instructions attached
Available from us by e-mail for just �2.00 GBP
Delivery can take up to 14 days. We only supply this MP3 within the breeding range of the Swift Apus apus
Swifts and Swallows
shown flying over theMalvernHills in Worcestershire
Limited EditionGicleePrints from an original oil painting by Alison Ingram
Her unique interpretations of wildlife use bold colour and design to create movement and drama
Large print on paper - image size 20" x 10" Edition of 350 �95 GBP
Small print on paper - image size 12" x 6" Edition of 350 �45 GBP
UK postage is included
All prints are signed and numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity
Order your print by clickinghere
Please mention Swift Conservation in the "Note to Seller" box when you make your order
A donation will be made to Swift Conservation for each sale via our website
Devil Birds DVD
Derek Bromhall's famous film on Swifts on DVD Just �10!
This iconic study of the world famous Oxford Natural History Museum�s Swift colony was filmed using pioneering techniques over two summers. These observations of the hidden lifestyle of this amazing bird remain unrivalled.
This film gives a valuable insight that�s greatly needed to help further their conservation. This re-mastered DVD version is being sold to both fascinate and educate.
�10 each - Profits will be used for Swift conservation and rehabilitation.
French-language version now available �10 + postage
To e-mail an order click on this SwiftRemember to add your address!
Low cost UK-made plywood Swift Nest Boxes
Over 8000 sold!*
Two models available:
Plywood Zeist �13.00 & UPVC/Plywood Heat and Rain resistant Model 30 �15.00 plus p&p
John Stimpson makes proven (see photo on the left with a Swift chick visible in the box) plywood nestboxes for use under eaves and on walls.
He supplies two models: one for under eaves (illustrated left in use) and one with an angled waterproof insulated heat-resistant white upvc roof for use on open walls, supplied as a self-assembly flatpack (illustrated in situ left below).
The entry hole size should exclude Starlings.
Add a MDF nest form (lower right) for �1-00 plus postage - this simple device has been shown to speed take-up time by nesting Swifts by a year!
Both are obtainable from John Stimpson on01353 740451
or by e-mail ( click here )
* including 18 to a site in the South of France where most of them are now occupied and others to sites along the Loire Valley!
Low cost UK-made wood Swift Nest Box �29.99 + p&p
This solid wood nest box can be purchased from the RSPB'sonline shop
and by calling 0845 1 200 501
Width 46 cm
Depth 18 cm
Height 19.5 cm
This Swift nest box is made from FSC certified softwood, and is a unique design for the RSPB. The entry hole measures 55 mm x 32 mm and is set at one end of the nest box. The easy-access panel on the front makes inspection simple. Fixing screws not included.
Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands is �3.95p.
Delivery isFREEif your order sub-total is �75.00 or more.
Next working day delivery is available for in-stock items ordered before 1500 to UK addresses - �5.95p
Choose the day delivery is available for in-stock items to UK addresses - �5.95p
UK-made Swift Nest Boxes made from long-lasting recycled plastic plank - available assembled or as flat-packs
Filcris Recycled Materials Ltd. make 2 types of plastic nestboxes, the proven Dutch "Zeist" pattern, for use under eaves and gables, and the new "Cambourne" pattern for use in exposed locations. The hole sizes should exclude Starlings and the plywood floor lining should absorb any excess moisture.
The boxes cost from �42.00 (flat pack) to �53.40 (assembled) including VAT and can be obtained from
Filcris Ltd. The Old Fire Station, Broadway, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2TA
Filcris will make up bespoke designs for special situations - ask them for details.
A double nest place prefabricated Swift nest box
that arrives flat packed and is easily assembled
Made from recycled foam insulation board, the box weights about 5 kg. External dimensions when assembled are 73cm long x 22cm wide x 24cm deep. The base plate is reversible, so you may fit the entrance holes outward or wall facing. Each entrance hole is 65 x 32mm. The box is designed to be fixed directly to an exterior wall. We suggest you seal all joints and lugs with exterior-type "Gripfill" adhesive when assembling to assure the box stays weather-proof in exposed locations. Boxes are shipped flatpack in a double wall recycled cardboard box ( 75 x 27 x 6cm ). Each comes with an assembly manual.
Habi-Sabi also provide a bat box, and three sizes of single bird boxes suitable for a variety of smaller birds such as starlings, redstarts, tits, sparrows & wrens.
Enquiries should be made firstname.lastname@example.org
The basic box costs �38.95 including VAT and can be obtained fromwww.gardenature.co.uke-mail email@example.com
Manor Farm Business Centre, Manor Lane,
Stutton, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2TD Phone 0844 3510987
A long-lasting wooden Swift Nest Box
made from 21mm Redwood Cedar
Entrance hole: 55 x 32mm. Box measurements Length: 460mm Depth: 180mm Width: 180mm. The front panel can be completely removed for easy access, the roof has a slight incline to quickly disperse water and there are two drain holes in the nestbox floor.
This nest box costs �38.95 including VAT
AHigh Resolution B&W, Audio and Night Vision CCTV Cameracan be installed in this box Please let Gardenature know if you wish to order the box with a built in camera system, both wired and radio-linked types are available. Prices start at �104.95 inc VAT
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The Manthorpe Swift Brickhas been developed in conjunction with a major house builder and the RSPB, inspired by work done by Dick Newell of Action for Swifts, to provide a safe, spacious and habitable area to allow Swifts to nest within the walls of modern houses. This new and innovatory design takes the place of a single brick
BIRD BRICK HOUSES
Integral Swift Bricks
Above: a Bird Brick Houses Swift brick is shown on its own, and inserted into the eaves of a building, where it is exceptionally discreet.
This is a moulded plastic box that is faced with brick and inserted into a wall. During manufacture slips of matching brick are bonded to the front plate, enabling the box to blend in with the host wall.
The model on the left is designed specifically for Swifts. Other box designs are available, housing small to medium sized birds (including Alpine Swift for European users) and most of the UK�s bat species.
The Bird Brick House fits into the outside skin of most 75mm brickwork courses and only protrudes 25mm (Swift box or 65mm) into the cavity. At the bottom there are two drainage holes that allow moisture to drain into the wall cavity.
Bird Brick Houses, Willow Cottage, Harebeating Lane,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1EP
Mobile. 07415 067051 Land line: 01323 849322
These were used by Swifts at the new Public Library
in Antrim in Summer 2013!
UK-made Swift Nest Brick "Eco Habitat for Swifts"
Discrete andattractive terracotta box ideal for new and restored buildings
Insertunder eaves or in high walls - Terracotta & recycled plastic plank
Available in smooth red, blue & creamSize 326mm x 140mm x 140mm
Product code UNQ.SWIFT01 �POA
Made to order - takes 10 to 14 days
sales 0844 800 4575
design advice 0844 800 4576
technical services 0844 800 4577
literature and samples 0844 800 4578
Ibstock Brick Ltd. Cattybrook Sales Office
Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4BX
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