Virginia Nightingale flashes cardinal red
amongst elderberry and beech,
flutters about, orange beak tilted over wing and tail.
Upon woodland path two feet still, finger points,
a first entry upon his list, checked.
Sketches Daughter of the Sun, flips page and says,
"Now for a Bald Eagle!"
by Margaret Bednar, November 25, 2014
|He has quite the "birding" hat, doesn't he?|
My son said he thought he saw an Eagle !!!! and then said "Nevermind. It's a plane." I might have to get him better quality binoculars.
"Daughter of the Sun" is a Cherokee name for the cardinal and another name is "Virginia Nightingale".
And so… I've started a birding journal blog "(not merely) Ornamental" click or find it on my sidebar.
This poem is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Open Link Monday"