Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Birdwatching


Eagle in the sky
Soaring overhead
Seeing me below
With nothing to fear



Black swans drift close by
Nod expectantly
Chicks covered with down
Looking for handout



The scavenger gulls
Scream and fight on shore
Bullies and robbers
Our rowdy beach boys



Honeyeaters splash
Communal bathing
Sharing the gossip
This sunny morning


Freeloading pigeons
Thugs on the main street
Fouling the sidewalk
And maybe your head

15 comments:

  1. What a birdy-tastic post - i love how you have personified each bird so aptly - damn pigeons - rats with wings..although that defames the noble rat ;)

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  2. Clever way of using different groups of birds I like the rowdy beach boys.A fine feathered poem !!

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  3. Oh, I love them all! Especially the honeyeaters gossiping at the water dish.

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  4. A fine set of verses... I had pigeons in my poem as well!!!

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  5. Gorgeous set :D especially adore those black swans.
    Beautifully executed.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. Lovely sightings, Old Egg. Not all the birds are as benign as those honeyeaters and swans.

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  7. Pigeons are thugs? O tell me it ain't so! :)

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  8. love them all, specially the rowdy beach boys and the thugs..aha...

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  9. Enjoyed each of these. Smiled at the last one...indeed those enterprising and often invasive pigeons have to be watched out for!!

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  10. Excellent capture of each species. Every time I see a gull, I keep thinking back to "Finding Nemo".

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  11. Brilliant set...but, the last one is awesome....how true!LOL..

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  12. These are all quite wonderful, I had to laugh over the rowdy beach boys. Thanks for starting my day with a smile :)

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  13. luv the juxtaposition in bird behavioue, for human charateristics

    I'm happy you dropped in to read mine, Robin

    much love...

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  14. I knew you would have a fantastic post Robin. Your poems reflects your close watch over nature.

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  15. Love the collage of bird glimpses you've given us! The swans are my favorite!

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