The action or practice of hunting for birds' nests in order to take the eggs.
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- Scramble through the hedges, and jump the streams, and swing on the gates, and go birds-nesting in the hedges?
- We were out with my dad in the garden when we weren't bird's-nesting.
- Bird's-nesting is very like big-game shooting--you look out in places that, as a hunter, you know are likely haunts of the birds you want; you watch the birds fly in and out and you find the nest.