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Bird Power

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Watching Them Can Be So Much Fun

Here I am

Barely awake and still breathing

I think

When to my surprise

The bird feeder caught my eye

There were two birds

That led to three

Before you know it there was a handful

Many blackbirds and a few sparrows

Flapping their wings

Landing and taking off

A mini airport I tell you

Each moving at a frantic pace

Snows on the way

They are getting their last fill

I noticed the feeder was low

So I went out just before ten to fill it up again

This time I went bird seed crazy

I sprinkled it on the grass

Tossed it high in the air

A little here and a little there

I looked around no birds could be seen

Where they are I am not sure

Why they haven't come back

For what reason I don't know

The first two birds have landed

Maybe they were scouts to check out the area

See if the coast is clear

About three minutes later

One more bird has touched down

Then soon after they all took flight

I noticed off in a distance

The birds were back

Hoping back and forth

Pecking away at the ground

All is quiet and still

Now I see two birds under a bush

A few more have joined the ranks

Then off into the trees they hide for cover

I can hear them squawk

In the next instant they all seem to disappear

Only to reappear somewhere else

That was a beautiful morning pick me up

Watching the birds feast

Good entertainment for a very low cost

They captivated my interest

Giving me a chance

To get my gears turning

They amused our cat Charlotte

Better than her favorite cat toy

Can you imagine that

The birds seen me coming

Off they went

They haven't been back since

A little breeze has picked up

One little bird has landed

Then a second one followed

Each taking a chance

A few nibbles then I'm out of here


Comments

DREAM ON (author) on March 15, 2018:

Nikki Khan If I could have a special ability I would want to have the speed and accuracy of a bird. To be able to fly so fast and land so easily anywhere at anytime. Thank you so much for reading and sharing those delightful and amazing birds.

Nikki Khan from London on March 15, 2018:

Those lovely birds, I love watching them, but sadly, they are so scared of humans, they fly away.

I’m glad that you managed to see them so close and your cat had much fun with them.

Amazing hub Dream On, loved watching those birds through your eyes.

Bless you!

DREAM ON (author) on March 11, 2018:

Gypsy Rose Lee I am sure that was a sight to see. To bad you didn't get it on video. I am going to watch my bird feeder and see if I have any new visitors. I have put out some suet the birds love so much. It is so much fun sharing stories. Thank you so much. Have a great day.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 10, 2018:

The lovely songbirds have not returned yet. I have four big crows that I feed and some little sparrows that come looking for scraps. Yesterday I heard a big commotion outside. One crow on the shelf where I put the food and one on the ground in the snow. I had put out a bit of leftover pizza. The top crow was picking and choosing pieces and the ones he didn't like he was throwing down for the one on the ground. Quite a sight. Hope you're having a great weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on March 10, 2018:

Tamara Yancosky Moore I love when they fly from tree to tree almost effortlessly. They are wonderful. Thank you for dropping in. Have a sweet day.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on March 09, 2018:

Blue Birds are beautiful!

DREAM ON (author) on March 09, 2018:

Tamara Yancosky Moore Do you have a favorite bird ? I am drawn to the Blue Jays or the little tiny sparrow. Thank you for reading and sharing the love of birds. Have a wonderful rest of your day.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on March 09, 2018:

A pleasing poem to read; soothing and peaceful. I love to see the colors of the birds, and to hear them sing with their pretty, high pitched, soprano voices!

A joy to read!

DREAM ON (author) on March 09, 2018:

Linda Crampton When we bond with nature and wildlife it feels so wonderful,peaceful and relaxing. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a spectacular day.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 08, 2018:

Bird watching is a very enjoyable activity, especially when the birds are in the backyard and on a bird feeder. It sounds like Charlotte enjoys the activity as well.

DREAM ON (author) on March 08, 2018:

Dora Weithers I happened to be eating breakfast and seen your comment. A beautiful red bird came and landed and hopefully enjoyed a little breakfast too. It reminded me of you. All pretty and quietly reminding people I'm here if you need me. Then off you go to enjoy your wonderful morning. Thank you so much for commenting and sharing. Life is wonderful when you have so many good people and special times to relive over and over. A bright and sunny happy morning to you.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 08, 2018:

"Good entertainment for a very low cost." This is life at its best; great attitude.

DREAM ON (author) on March 07, 2018:

Michael-Milec The birds have so much skill and speed. They fly in and out and our in tune with the slightest moment. Their survival depends on it. I am amazed at how they work independently but when need be they fly in complete harmony. You never see birds crash into each other. What precision and they never fight over food or which branch they want to land on. I hand it to all bird watchers who study and enjoy the magnificent creatures. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a terrific night.

Michael-Milec on March 07, 2018:

Birds in their magical way of livelihood create every free moment of our life more pleasurable. You have in fine way captured the essence of this amusing reality. A birdwatching around the bird-feeder and a backyard (towards a huge area of woods) is one of my relaxing pastime.