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Birds Poetry

Lovebirds

They say love is blind

but upon meeting in our garden

these two little birds

have set up house in a spruce by the lawn

and have had a little family

Jealous rivals

tried to evict

but the long wing

of avian justice

soon sent the magpies

packing

So the little bird family

have their worms and grubs for tea

and mum and dad give little ones

rudimentary lessons in

entering and exiting the new nest

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Acrostic Birds Garden Poetry

Robin

#Robin #EuropeanRobin #Redbreast #Bird

Salford, 30th May 2020

European Robin : Image by Inky

Returning to the garden after a brief sojourn

our friend you find on christmas cards, was found resting on the fence

bringing a spot of additional colour to the trees in the garden

its possible, he was interested in the wildflower seeds

near the little spruce trees – but he raised a smile as he hopped about

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Birds Nature Outdoors Parks

Birdsong (Summer)

No rumble of traffic

No noise in the street

Not many people

Navigating the street

But somewhere in th’ treetops

swaying in the air

families of birds are

chatting away there

Singing ’bout blue skies

and the weather that’s greet

while on mobile’s behind the glass

the humans all tweet

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Birds Seasons Spring

Feathered Friends

Salford 30th April 2020

They come back every spring time

when the mercury starts to rise

taking up a home in the trees

giving passers by a surprise

Two birds sitting in their nest

wait till little uns do arrive

then mum and dad will feed them

so the little uns do thrive

And each morning when the suns up

Mum (or Dad) does hop

out of their green leaved little home

on a journey to the shops

Returning with some corn or wheat

or maybe a worm or a bug

to feed up the little birdies

in the nest all nice and snug

But like all little children

they grow up and explore

so don’t be surprised, if in morning you rise

and find the kids next door

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Beach Birds Holidays Pleasures Poetry

Sparrows

#Napowrimo

San Rafael Algarve Portugal, 2017

Surrounding the border of the hotel swimming pool

petite full feathered friends

are creating their own kind of waves

roaming around the water and cooling off as

ripples are created as they

outlandishly divebomb on the

waters edge before

surfacing above the sunbathers

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Birds Poetry

Herring Gull

Wednesday 15th April 2020

#Napowrimo #Bird #Gull #Salford

He’s sat on the tyres by the part of the dock, where

eager shoppers alight ferries and off do they flock

rotating and hopping around by the gate

revolving ideas of what he’d like on his plate

in dock number 5 he waves wings about

noting the waters that he’ll soon make spout

going after the fish – that come out for some bait

! the ones by the air vent, hopping round by the gate

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Birds Poetry

Spooked

Salford 14th April 2020

#Napowrimo #Covid19 #Wildlife

Someone send out a message

Particularly to the man in the big house

Our feathered friends are not amused today – because

Our nation happens to be on lockdown – and no one sent them a message

Keeping the routine isn’t working – there’s nothing in the bins!

Even the prize of a dropped ice-cream isn’t sufficient

Drops required of birdseed – quick.

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Birds Poetry

Four Calling Birds

Salford, 28th December 2019

#Birds #2019 #Christmas

A couple of days into the Christmas season

I thought the birds had all gone somewhere sunny

I would have joined them (if I had the money)

but who should arrive on a Saturday morn

feathers all winded, ruffled and torn ???

Sat on the nest resting on the drain

covered by leaves , protected from the rain

snoozing away without any fear

happy to stay there – until next year!

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Birds

Flown Off (In Word Art)

Word Art Poetry by Inky.

The Geese looked up at the winter sky, as the sun it shone, and wondering where their feathered friends, had gone

As its the start of winter, at the toolshed (home of the inkwell)

A piece of artwork on seasonal migration….some of the birds have flown south

The ducks, geese and swans (as usual) have decided to stay by the canal basin

(Attracted no doubt by the free feed cast across the centenary walkway ! 🙂 )

Poem 2 of the word art project – If there’s a topic you would like me to cover – drop me a line on here THANKS!

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Birds Poetry

Magpie

two magpies on a nearby roof
two magpies on a nearby roof

Making moves on a Salford rooftop

a magpie greets another –

getting comfy on a television aerial

perched as they are , on the corner of the building

it’s blustery and cold – so as soon as they’ve met – they

exit for a more sheltered position – under the cornices of a nearby building