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  Birdwatching
by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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We are on vacation at our Missouri lake house. A cardinal has a nest near our front door. He’s got a grub for a youngster. My neighbor has several bird feeders that attract a bunch of birds I never get to see in Los Angeles. Eileen saw an owl this morning. My mom saw a fox. I missed them both. Drat, next time.

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A summer tanager he is not

Though I did get to see one today

Having bloody Maries on my neighbors deck

With bird watching along the way

 

Indigo buntings

Showing brilliant blue

Bright yellow goldfinch

Downy woodpeckers too

 

Squawky bluejays chasing

Petite little chickadees

A tufted titmouse steps aside

While red belly woodpeckers do as they please

 

Wide wing Buzzards soar overhead

A Hawk perches in a tree

Cowbirds, finches, redwing blackbirds

Critters that I rarely see

 

Country living is the place for me

Living with nature is the only way

Working hard at the task at hand

To get us way the hell out of LA

 

 

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Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
I remember when I waas a kid there were lots more and different kinds of birds than seem to be around now. I guess that's what you call "progress, or something. Congrats on findingnsome place where you can see ao many.
Reviewed by JMS Bell
HOW WE DO APPRECIATE THOSE THINGS THAT WE DON'T GET TO SEE OFTEN...AND ITS SO NICE TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. BECAUSE SO OFTEN, THE ENJOYMENT OF EVERYDAY THINGS WEAR AWAY, AS WE BECOME ACCUSTOM TO THEM. THANKS FOR SHARING AND MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CONTINUE TO ENJOY THE TIME AWAY FROM LA. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Enjoying your birdwatching and nature's discoveries.
Country living is the best.
Beautiful photo of the Cardinal.

PA Countryside
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by neerja gandhi
beautiful...life's different in a country...we townies yearn for it..
great picture seen ...liked it ...am a great fan of poems on animals and birds...Ted Hughes writes well..I love his poems, then of course The Owl and the pussy cat my all time fav...gets me few giggles... :)best wishes.neerja
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Lovely is the nature that You
are enjoying *Patrick* and the
right words to back it up!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I live out in the woods in this campground so I hear birds waking me each morning...of course there are SOME mornings that I wish they would go bother some other deserving soul...;-)e
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Nicely done, Patrick.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
Patrick dear fellow, I always sensed you knew how to live life the it should be lived, I should invite you to my backyard, I have most of these creatures around me all day, a sanctuary in the middle of the city, gnomes and elves included. Bless ya, and have a great time!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Usually when a person begins to age they long for the peace and quiet of country living. Not me. I was born and raised in a little country town, population barely over 700, and I've no desire to go back. I will admit to wanting more peace and quiet, but the little town/city of Thibodaux, Louisiana gives me pretty much all I need. Loved your poem with all the birds in attendance. Nice. Very nice.
Reviewed by Richard King
It's good for you city dwellers to get away every so often so you can enjoy the birds and bugs, along with a few other creatures. Enjoy for a spell, then get yer fanny back there and keep the country running.

Enjoyed the poem. Dick
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
Actually, living in Westlake Village, though I am not on the side of my street that backs to Westlake, we, very often will have mama and ducklings crossing our streets with a line of cars patiently waiting. We also have flocks of Northern Geese flying overhead using our little lake as a resting and eating place. Though it is really nice to get away, I kind of feel that I am living in vacation land and so very thankful to have landed in this place.
Mark
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
You got me country dreaming with this one. Even though I'm lucky to be a suburban dweller with a lot of critters in my backyard–the most recent, a pair of black bottom whistling ducks and their brood of six little ducklings (I couldn't believe it–we have no water close by), I still long to live in the country and hopefully will very soon.

Ron
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