Bald Eagle

Intense, your presence, fierceness of talons, bulk of feathered might – humble my soul’s rejoicing, grateful to share this brief encounter. (For Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day.)  

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Spotted Sandpiper

A succession of tweets draws me to riverbed where tiny legs scurry across exposed rocks. Foraging amongst soggy offerings, the Spotted Sandpiper exudes confidence. It is female who choses breeding ground, prepared to defend her clan, appoints her mates to mind the young – she is polyamorous, hormone driven – a force. (For Granny Shot […]

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Vultures Come

Vultures come sharpen talons and beaks tear at necrotic flesh pick this carcass clean I need a committee to rid me of parasitic past trauma’s cadaver weighing me down. (Linking up to Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day.  A macabre bird and poem to fit the season.  Image from personal collection)

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Mallard

In Mallard’s wake woe – with clipped wings, I watch and yearn for Winter sojourn. (For Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day, and RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge: wake/wail)

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Cormorant

Feathers fanned pronounce prowess of river raven – deep diver, swift flight. (For Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day.  Image from personal collection.)

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Surprise Visit

The river holds so many surprises least of which is the sudden appearance at water’s edge of a tall white egret – a countenance I acquaint with Texas and warmer climes – what wonder to find this greatness at my backdoor. (The Great Egret is common in coastal areas, but not a bird I have […]

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Northern Flicker

My forward movement startles us both – you ground foraging with the robins, me delighted by a flash of red – heart at your nape. You rise, alight on tree branch your squeaky call, warning or greeting stops me in my track – patiently I wait as you circle the tree head bobbing, alert, till […]

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Great Blue Heron

Blending in the gift of stealth only your voice – woodsy reed  – alerts me to your presence. You are grey sky and rushing waters tall reeds and wind-swept banks And when my heart beats off tempo given to spells of malaise you are metronome reseting my rhythm. (Friday I join in with Granny Shot […]

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Bald Eagle

I am in awe of the eagles who have made our neighbourhood home.  To see them up close is such a blessing. For Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day, and for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge: pure/ serene.)  

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Canada Goose

Imitate Nature, the guru said, observe and learn. Geese, I notice, are loud, messy, and communal. Move slowly without shame, protest likewise. Not sure I aspire to goose-like behavior, but balance would be good. (For Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day.)  

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