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Art Birds Nature Technology

Interruption

#Television #Technology #Nature #Birds #Art #octpowrimo

Digital Telly was never supposed to be like this

with the computer looking after the signal

it was supposed to be clearer and sharper

with up to the minute relayed information

on your big screen TV

They never saw your aerial being used as a perching post…..

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Animals Birds Nature

Nesting

#octpowrimo #nesting

You would think they’d disappeared

occasional feathered bird flying past the window

up in the eaves and the guttering

note a rustling in the evergreens

occasionally, the dad bird flies out to pick out

worms from the grass, he’s

kitting out the family

nest while mum looks after the nest

of course, he’ll look after the nest

while mum pops out to the birdbath

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Birds Poetry

Another Mission

A re-write of an old poem by inky

They’re coming en – masse

to a patch of green grass

on a mission

Flying overhead and

Fishing around the quayside bins

for that half eaten sandwich

or open sardine tin

From Ramsdens to the Royal Oak

They rendezvous round

some right royal pickings

And as the Canada geese look on

the feathers skip and hop

between passing pedestrians

in their summer regalia

They don’t mind – if its breakfast or tea

and when chased by the geese – off they flee

heading for new greens – they’re on to a winner

something really tasty for dinner

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Birds Colours Poetry

Pink flamingo

#cyw #pinkflamingo #octpowrimo

playing around with his feathers

Balanced on one leg

Waiting for that moment

When the keeper comes in

And throws another shovel

Of fresh Morecambe shrimp

Into the water

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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