Birds fascinate me and I admire them for their strength and resilience. It’s amazing that something that doesn’t weigh much to begin with has the stamina to fly such long distances. A migratory bird, for instance, can fly for miles and miles without stopping.
Macaws can live until they are 75 years old or more and an African Grey can actually have a conversation with you.
The gentle hoot of an Owl, the cooing of Mourning Doves or the cacophony of Sandhill Cranes is like music to my ears, but when it comes to birdsong, I love the beautiful sounds of the Mockingbird. Each day one will perch atop my chimney and sing its heart out. The different sounds he makes are so melodious you just have to stop and smile up at him.
Look at me up here Singing from my little heart Hope you can hear me Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday at D’Verse Poets and has prompted us with Birdsong.
We all have our own favorite … mine is our European Blackbird
Thank you! ☺️
Your passion for birds shines through this haibun, Christine. I never thought I’d be a birder but I am recently hooked. You’re right, their strength is inspiring. The haiku made me sigh and smile. I may have to meet an African Grey some day. That is amazing.
Thank you! I’m happy you have become a birder. It is so entertaining to watch them ☺️💕 By the way, your comment came through as anonymous so I don’t know who I’m speaking with 🤣
That haiku is so sweet. Just a lovely writing
Thank you Debi ☺️💕
A great haibun! Mocking birds are very versatile in their songs. They love my suet cakes.
Thanks Dwight. Yes! I think they are amazing. Their singing is so pretty and I love watching the pairs swoop down to the ground and back again ☺️💕
Birds are wonderful! A workmate has an African grey. He would tell her “I have something for you!” The bird would reply “Is it an apple? It must be a hoot to live in that home.
I know right? 🤣 There is a video on YouTube where An African Grey kept telling Alexa to turn the lights on and off! So funny.
I found the video! Petra is amazing!
Yes isn’t she hilarious 🤣
Lovely. And interesting information too.
Thank you Ain ☺️ I hope you are keeping safe, all is well, yes?
I share your adorable! Love the facts you’ve peppered this haibun with!
Thank you so much. Birds are worth watching … and listening to 🥰
I adore listening to bird song! Brightens up one’s day!
Yes Carol, it certainly lay does ☺️💕
A beautiful shre
Thank you Sadje. I am not familiar with the term shre ?
You’re welcome! Missed an a; share
Aha! I thought you had introduced me to a new expression ☺️💕
Nopes, hasty fingers
Yes, it is amazing that something so small can make such beautiful music. I often pause when I hear birdsong to see where it is coming from.
Yes me too! It is so entertaining ☺️💕