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Bird watching and ornithology

bird-watching

noun

the activity of watching wild birds, especially in order to find unusual or rare types

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noun

a small building or structure in which you sit to watch wild animals or birds

ornithologist

noun

someone who studies birds

ornithology

noun

the scientific study of birds

ring

verb

to put a metal ring with a special number on it around the leg of a bird so that you can recognize it again later

ring

noun

a piece of metal with a number on it that is put around the leg of a bird so that you can recognize it again later

twitcher

noun

someone who likes to watch and study birds

bird-watcher

noun

ornithological

adjective

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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