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Birds Flock Together In Beautiful Harmony

My name is Ruby. I live in Southern Illinois. I love to write poetry, short stories and flash fiction. I am a retired R.N.

Today I was pleasently entertained by the birds who faithfully come to eat at my feeder all year long.

A bird enjoying the seeds at the feeder

A bird enjoying the seeds at the feeder

Watching The Birds, Pigeons, and Squiggly The Squirrel Eat At My Feeder Today Gave Me A peaceful Feeling Of Serenity

I seem to hear a voice when the birds sing so freely

They hop and flutter around the feeder so effortlessly

Pigeons patiently waiting when the birds share happily

I poured some granola on the ground to see if they would like the taste

No way would they go near it, but Squiggly my squirrel didn't let it go to waste



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The Birdbath Is A fun Place, Full Of Activity

Soon it will be warm enough for my humming birds to arrive

That's when my bird pen comes alive

ah, summertime, a time for rebirth

Easter flowers emerging beautifying the earth

It's been so cold, I haven't filled the birdbath yet

The birds are letting me know " Best not to forget "

They hop all around the rim and look at me as if to say

" Get off your butt and fill it, perhaps today? "

So I guess I'll drag out that ole watering hose

Fill it to the rim, then hopefully they will let me take a doze.

Comments

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 02, 2020:

Hello Peggy, there's nothing better than watching wildlife play. I had three deer in my back yard last summer. I live close to a park. I have one cat that I must keep after, he tries to eat my hummingbirds, when he sees me with a broom, he scatters. Thanks again for coming to read an older hub.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 01, 2020:

I loved this, Ruby! We see all kinds of birds using our birdbath daily, and the squirrels even hop up and occasionally take a drink. We keep our birdbath filled all year round since it rarely freezes here.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 24, 2019:

Hi Devika. As you probably guessed, I love birds. Thank you for coming to read and leaving a much appreciated comment.

Devika Primic on April 24, 2019:

I like the sound of birds and you shared a beautiful hub about birds.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 09, 2019:

Hello Dianna. I can't think of a more entertaining activity than feeding birds/animals. Thank you for coming to read my poetry.

Dianna Mendez on April 08, 2019:

I used to have a birdbath. It is enjoyable to sit and watch them interact as they drink water. Lovely poem.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 04, 2019:

Hello Harish. That's one of my favorite things to do daily, I have all colors and my sweet little squirrel. Thank you for enjoying this piece.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on April 03, 2019:

Love know no bounds ! Ruby , tending plants and feeding and loving birds instills in us to a blissful feeling of being alive to the wonderful existence. I love these poems on birds.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 28, 2019:

Hello Shauna, We both enjoy watching the birds. We have many colors who grace the feeder plus pigeons and of course my pet squirrel Squiggly. Good to see you...Thank you.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 28, 2019:

Birds are magical little creatures that bring so much joy to life.

I enjoyed your poetic observations, Ruby!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2019:

Hello Mar, so glad you enjoyed this. I had a ball watching all the commotion at my feeder. So happy it is turning warm. Thank you. Love you too.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on March 27, 2019:

Beautiful inspiration.

Beautiful poetry.

Beautiful you...

Love you, mar

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2019:

Oh Eric, I would love to have some parrots. I know it's too cold here for them. I would have one in the house if my allergies would let me. When I was tested by an allergist one of the things I was allergic to was animal dander, and I'm sure that includes parrots. Why don't you write about your parrots? I would love it...

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 27, 2019:

Ruby I thought I would share this first here.The sound of Parrots and Ravens mimicking them went off and I was amazed. Our Parrots were back so soon. Three trips outside and I was further amazed. They would stop whenever I stepped outside.///

My son had set his Ipad wake up alarm on those sounds. We laughed too hard. (Monarchs are here)

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2019:

Hello John, I agree. When I'm feeding the birds, animals I forget how crazy this world has become. Happy to know you are a kindred spirit. Thank you much..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2019:

Hi Bill, Kindred Spirit we are. We love to feed the animals. My mother also loved to feed all animals. Thank you. Hugs.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 27, 2019:

Ruby, isn't nature so wonderful. We can concentrate on the birds and animals and all other concerns just fade into the background. Lovely poetry, thanks for sharing.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 26, 2019:

Hello Doris, you sound like a bird lover too. I have birds all year too, but they multiply in the Spring. The chickadee and chicken making friends is so sweet. Thank you for visiting my page...

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on March 25, 2019:

That's a really sweet poem about your birds and Squiggly the Squirrel. Spring is here and I just heard the return of the bird that my Chickadee the Chicken made friends and conversed with last summer. Our robins stay with us year around, so they don't herald spring to us. Only squirrels came to our hummingbird feeder, but the tiny birds love the red blooms on our pineapple sage in the summer.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 25, 2019:

Hello Patricia, I've had a few woodpeckers come to my feeder. I think they are so cute, I wish more would come. Thank you for the angels, I love them too. Thank you.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 25, 2019:

Love love the birdies..yesterday a silly woodpecket tried to bore a hole in the metal roof of my place!! Many little finches and lots of cardinals visit me daily. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Angels are on the way this afternoon. ps

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 25, 2019:

Hello Genna, Your comment fills me with happiness. I am thrilled to be back writing. I wondered if my muse would ever return. The birds brought her back. Hee… I love your profile picture...Beautiful! Thank you. Hugs.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 25, 2019:

Hello Clive, tweet hello. I love feeding the birds. Once I bought a sack of seeds that was much cheaper and they wouldn't touch it, so I would say that they are spoiled rotten. Thanks for coming by. I always enjoy your funny comments.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 25, 2019:

Hello Eric, I envy you and your warm climate, it is raining here now, we had a thunder storm last night, but it's supposed to turn warm later today. snobby birds..lol Thank you.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 25, 2019:

So nice to see you writing and sharing with us again, Ruby! Nature will always feed my soul, and you are a kindred spirit.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on March 25, 2019:

I'm loving this, Ruby. The free-singing birds are the hope and promise of spring and the warmth of summer. And I chuckled when Squiggly ate the granola the birds ignored, and when the birds hopped on the rim of the bath, waiting for their good friend to bring water from the hose. It's so good to see you writing again. You are part of that warm promise Spring brings to us all. :-)

Clive Williams from Jamaica on March 24, 2019:

tweet tweet tweet...i taught i taw a putty cat? Nope, just ruby birds tweeting. Nature is nice, isn't it?

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 24, 2019:

I love this Ruby. We have birds that stay all winter long as the don't need to migrate for temperate climates. They are snobs about this time of year they ignore us. The trees and some flowers are in full bloom and winter grass is turning to seed.

I hope I live to at least one hundred so I can see more and more.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2019:

Hi Verlie, happy that you can relate. I gotta' go get my hose out...Thank you for reading and commenting...See you...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2019:

Hi Pamela, so nice to see you again. It would be nice to live where it is warm. Feeding birds is so much fun, as you know, since you do it too. Thank you for coming by. Cheers..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2019:

Hello Mike. I love that you are feeding the birds, and I loved that beautiful line that you left on my tribute to my son Jackie. I wrote it down and thought about the meaning, and it was a perfect way to start this piece. Thank you again. I tried to put a Keith U. video on but it didn't work. I guess I will have to learn how all over again. lol Hugs.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 24, 2019:

I am also enjoying the many types of birds that feed at our bird feeder and drink at the bird bath. As we live in a warmer climate we get birds year round, and we get to see birds as they venture north in large numbers. I like your poetry.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on March 24, 2019:

Beauty Ruby. And I can relate. This is my day, every day. I hope you got the hose out, mine's out lol.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on March 24, 2019:

Hello Ruby - Thank you. It is always a pleasure to read your work. That I was the inspiration pleases me. Like you I have taken to feeding the birds, the squirrels invite themselves. Spring is here and we let the gift of writing flow. hugs

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2019:

I want to dedicate this to Mike Friedman AKA mckbird bks

The first line ( I seem to hear a voice when the birds sing so freely) is a comment he made on my tribute to my son Jackie. It inspired me to write this piece. Thank you Mike. Hugs.