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Illustrated Bird Sayings - What Was That Saying You Once Heard?
 
Here is a little humourous photo tale featuring sayings which involve birds.
 
Mute Swan with eggs
They said to me, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket!" as
I was trying to watch the birdie on a log while also
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looking at a bird in the hand,
but wishing for the two in the bush I saw.
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I knew that with a good throw I could kill two birds with one stone if they were close together (although I'd never want to do that!).
But I didn't worry because as birds of a feather flock together
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Bald Eagle
and as most birds don't fly by night, they would be there tomorrow.
I realized that there may be a few lucky ducks that had
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Mute Swans
American Crows
flown the coup and got away, so my advice is always this:
Don't count your chickens before they have hatched.
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You may have to be satisfied with a bunch of lame ducks,
oh, and don't mention that they birds have flown,
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Brant Geese
Red Crossbill
but then again, the early bird catches the worm.
So always keep your pecker up, I say.
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Mallards
Red-breasted Nuthatch
But if you get up with the birds, don't go out

naked as a jay bird like this one.

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Red-breasted Mergansers
Bewick's Wren
People will think you're as silly as a goose,

or a bit of a bird brain, and this may hang

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Red-winged Blackbird
Red-breasted Sapsucker

around your neck like an albatross.
(We had a neck photo, but no albatross!)

If it does hang there, it could even be your swan song.
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Spotted Towhee
Canada Goose

If you get up with the lark, high up indeed,

you could end up with something to crow about,

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Common Goldeneye
Ring-billed Gull
and be able to walk around, proud as a peacock.

Remember, if you can throw a few stones, you could have a chicken in every pot

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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
and if they birds are young like a spring chicken
(although they are scarcer than hen's teeth)
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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
everyone would say that you're as wise as an owl
and you know how to feather your own nest
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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
With my advice, they won't be saying things like "you're cuckoo"
(no cuckoo bird photo, so a Cuckoo Wasp instead!)
or that you run around like a chicken with its head cut off.
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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
So, don't be a stool pigeon, keep your little secret
and never stick your neck in the sand.
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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Always come up with some story,so you don't have to eat crow!
Let them know that now you don't have to eat like a bird.
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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
That you're not bothered if you eat the only bird in a gilded cage.
(OK - this isn't really a gilded cage, but you get the idea!)
Also, that you don't know which came first: the chicken or the egg.
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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Be proud! Tell them you don't give a hoot about the
'why did the chicken cross the road' thing. (It probably just want to know where the geese were going!)
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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
After all, that's for the birds!
They may say you're as silly as a loon.
(You're right! That's not a real loon!)
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Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
But you you, as the crow flies, it sees everything
with a bird's-eye view
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Common Goldeneye
and knows that I'm not as bald as a coot, so there!
 
We hope you enjoyed our crazy little tale!
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