Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Bandit Warbler

Fearless feathered sprite of the marsh,
I would fancy Bandit Warbler in a name.
These are my folly attempts, but as such,
I think it suits your character all the same.

Your agitated call alerts me when you're near,
chits and chatters when I've stepped too close.
But a master songster rivaling others in your class,
yet sometimes stealthily silent at your post.

Early morning greetings and evening farewells,
how busy you have been this month of May.
I find very little that's common about you,
and enjoy your company of every birding day.

Photograph and words © 2006 Mike McDowell

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