Shrikes 0 – Humms 1

Seeking elusive Shrikes
I scan the bush
ears pricked

But Shrikes, like
vagrant Pileated peckers
have moved on

So with dashed hope
of seeing a butcher bird
I turn homeward

But hark here’s a sight
before my eyes right
on low branch a-twitter

The head
fiery red
flashes like police

Without doubt
‘tis most
arresting

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1 Comment

Filed under Birds, Photography, Poetry

One response to “Shrikes 0 – Humms 1

  1. Wizz

    Great poem and great photo.

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