|A Brown Thrasher|
I enjoy sparrows, towhees,
titmice, finches, and wrens.
Of course, cardinal's red
and Jay's blue do impress;
yet wait for cinnamon garbed bird
to fly in low and land;
flash yellow eyes,
bare speckled breast.
Watch woodland's edge;
rewarded at last
as curved bill and slim, long tail feathers
grace suet dish.
Lured, but silent; anticipate a morning
he'll serenade with elaborate song.
Margaret Bednar, February 11, 2015
This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Tuesday Platform" and for "Poetry Jam - Silence".
About a month ago I added suet to my bird feeder to attract woodpeckers. I have been successful. I was really surprised when this Brown Thrasher showed up - apparently they have a taste for it too. The bird guidebook says they hop along a woodland's edge like the Blue Jays, but I have never noticed them in my backyard as they obviously blend in. Their song is magnificent - and I really hope to be serenaded with it soon.