Shimmering, keel-tail birds,
smouldering yellow eyes,
shrieking for food.
by Margaret Bednar, April 17, 2013
This poem pattern is a challenge offered over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Aprille's Choice - and she chose multisyllabic words! She provided us with 2, 3 & 6 syllable word lists and also a suggested stanza rhythm to follow - similar to a waltz (1-2-3). If you want to know more, click on the link.
I encountered these birds for the first time at Isle of Palms Beach in South Carolina. At first I thought they were the common crow, but after watching and hearing them for a while, I knew I had never seen these bold birds before.
If you care to hear a few sounds these birds make you can find them at minute marker 1:23 & 1:33 on the video below. This is not my video - I found it on You Tube.