Tag Archives: birds

9 May 2014: Swifts

“It also bathes on the wing, gliding above the surface of a body of water, briefly smacking its breast into the water, then flying off again, shaking its feathers as it goes.”

The swift sings the same way it flies,
a burst of chittering speed then a turn or pause,   
between bursts. 

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Half-Drabble: 13 January 2014, Savannah GA

“Fish crow, hidden crow,
are you an American Crow?”

“Nuh uh,” it says
with a squeak toy call
clear over car drone
and winter breeze.

The spatzies chatter and flock
bare tree to evergreen hedge
in time with the stoplight flush
of cars from the corner
of Liberty and Whitaker.