Birds


dripping creek

April 11, 2021

dries off.

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*ID sources note the challenge of differentiating an immature Cooper’s Hawk from an immature Sharp-shinned Hawk. I’m guessing this is a Cooper’s Hawk (distinct head crown, legs in profile thicker than I’d expect from a sharpie).  But I  could be wrong & welcome correction (that’s why I included multiple views)!

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reflects on little crum creek

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a          robin           among           crabapple           buds

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less familiar than enduring

the impression left by a Great Egret

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a fisher                                            fathoms                                       the creek’s promise

 

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lucky glance             where others pass            a palm warbler            under lifted fence

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casting out from a perch to catch a fly and return — an Eastern Phoebe.

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basking on your porch cement

a sunny young goldfinch

met the cool near summer’s end

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Constantly time and space align in ways we occasionally recognize:
through bare limbs before spring leaves–
a pileated woodpecker feeds from a dying tree snag

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Spring sun —                             light come to life                            in every limb

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