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.
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