Lorikeets from feeders look,
Neighbour’s cat lurks nearby tree
Loves his secret shady nook
Watching birds and watching me.
Raven sitting on the fence
Cocks his head from side to side
Arching wings in quick defence
Calls his mate come sit beside.
Magpie searching on the lawn
Cool where insects love to play,
He’ll carefully check the stands of corn
Chuckling on this sunny day.
Pigeons cooing on the ground
Grateful for the seeds that fell
Listening for a danger sound,
Cat’s around and they can tell.
Wagtail takes his daily swim
In the birdbath on the path,
Watch him on the water skim,
Antics make the children laugh.
Parrots flying overhead
Shout their blessings as they go
They look rather overfed
Proudly let their plumage show.
Neighbour’s dog now watches cat
Loudly barks to let all know,
Cat retreats from where she sat
Birds watch their departing foe.
Lorikeets now screech their cry
Seeds in feeder running low
Mocking as the cat runs by
Glad to see this hunter go.
Then when sunset shows its face
All will find their night retreat
Waiting morning sun to grace
They’ll return the day to greet.
“© Copyright Ian Grice 2012 all rights reserved”
10 thoughts on “Our Bird Friends”
Wonderful! As a biology major student, I have always loved animals and nature 😀 I remember we had a pet dog, cat and bird on our house. Just imagine the disaster when it’s feeding time! LOL… I enjoyed reading this poem 😀
We had some monkey pets in India. They were very entertaining. Yes it’s nice to have pets in the home.
WoW!! monkeys are one of my dream pets! we used to have them in our provincial area but it is wild so it has to be released 😦
Thank you. It is a pleasure to have animals as part of a family.
You have just described my backyard, Ian. We have cane all around and Mt. Warning looks down on us. I have a favourite Willy wagtail and a ‘couple’ or so of lorikeets and various parrots. Love birds but am hopeless at catching them on camera. No patience I guess. Lovely poem. Thanks.
Sounds like you live in a beautiful environment. Lucky you!
Sounds like a noisy neighborhood! LOL Those are the sounds I enjoy most 🙂
We have some noisy neighbours that far outclass the noise from our feathered friends. LOL.
A a day in the life of our feathered friends and how they enrich our lives, if we care to pause and marvel. Catsy and doggy added a dash of realism…great fun read 🙂
Yes it certainly is animal kingdom here, but our home has always hosted animals of every kind including monkeys in India. Sorry for the delay in responding. I’ve been undergoing medical tests and not been on the internet much.