Two eyes watch upon the branch
And small talons cling as a wind sways the tree
A black-bearded specimen of avian fauna
Wonders as I pace in spiraling circles
Spitting freshly chewed grass:
An indecipherable human mating dance


Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at https://redgladiola.wordpress.com

5 thoughts on “Zoologist”

      1. Don’t worry about it. I’ve missed out on a quite a few birds before I also became aware of them. the Titmice are such a pretty powder, baby blue and not shy if you leave them food like peanuts. =)

      2. I lived in Mississippi for a couple of years and had a bird feeder set up on our upstairs balcony- which was shrouded beautifully in tall trees. The birds loved it. The bird varieties were pleantiful. My favorite gem was an indigo bunting- amazing, intense color like I’d never seen before. Brown thrasher, cardinals of course… It was fun looking the species up online by their charachteristics. When I moved here to Las Vegas- I managed to dig a whole in the rediculously rock dominated ground to erect a standing bird feeder. Had house finches, doves, cardinals, bandit looking sparrows….. And pigeons! LOL. They always brought lots of friends and ate more than their share! It was awesome watching them grow and seeing the little guys getting fed- until they were old enough to fly away to college it seemed! In apartment now, and have no bird feeder- but I see fun varieties while hiking- mountain blue bird us the state bird- another beauty!!! Big fan of God’s artistry. Thanks for letting me share! A fun passion to reignite through conversation. 🌞

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