A concatenation about birds: Wood Duck

 

Profile of a male Wood duck
Profile of a male Wood duck in harmony with its environment

Beauty

Colorful male

Courting male elevated tail

She selects the spot for nesting

Agreement

Cinquain poem by PamelaWLucas

Inspirational photos by Pinterest

The Wood duck is a state symbol for the great state of Mississippi’s state fowl.

A concatenation about birds: Nene or Hawaiian Goose

Volcanos to grass
Endangered and protected
Prefer land no fly

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/13/18
Photo by Pinterest

At one time, there were only 30 Hawaiian Geese in existence due to hunting and attack by other animals brought to the island. Thanks to conservation efforts, their population is on the rise. The Hawaiian Goose lives only on the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai. They like to eat plant leaves and grass.

Hear the Nene honk.

 

A concatenation about birds: Mockingbird

All day and all night

Endless mimicry cheeping

Lives nearby and far

The Northern Mockingbird has a broad repertoire. It can mimic everything from other birds to inanimate objects. And it does so at all hours of the day and night. As poet Randall Jarrell put it: On the willow’s highest branch, monopolizing Day and night, cheeping, squeaking, soaring, The mockingbird is imitating life.

The states of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas proudly name the Northern Mockingbird as one of their state symbols.

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/12/18

Inspirational photo by Pinterest

A concatenation about birds: Greater roadrunner

Head crest yellow eyes

quick prey upon rattlesnakes

bad ass desert bird

Greater roadrunner preys upon a rattlesnake
Greater roadrunner battles  a rattlesnake

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/11/18

Photos by Pinterest and Youtube

Greater roadrunner is the official state bird of New Mexico.

A concatenation about birds: Willow Ptarmigan

Snow white in winter

Heavy feathered feet snow shoes

camouflaged seasons

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/10/18

Inspirational photos by Pinterest

Hear the unusual chatter of Alaska’s state bird.

A concatenation about birds: Hermit Thrush

Melancholy songs

Courtship brings running circles

Males gather nest food

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/10/18

Inspirational photo by en.Wikipedia.org

The great state of Vermont’s state bird is the Hermit Thrush.

A concatenation about birds: Lark Bunting

Males whistle and trill

Cup nests in green grass

She is selective

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/9/18

Inspirational photo by Pinterest

The great state of Colorado named the Lark Bunting as their state bird.

A concatenation about birds: Yellow Hammer

Male wears black moustache

When flying they lope along

Grass walkers loves seeds

Yellow Hammer on the ground
Yellow Hammer on the ground

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/8/18

Inspirational photos by Pinterest

The yellow-shafted flicker is a medium-sized woodpecker so named because the shafts of its primary wing feathers are yellow. This beauty is Alabama’s state bird.

A concatenation about birds: Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican

Strong swimmers eat fish

Plunges from air to water

Strange striking beauty

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/7/18

Inspirational photos by Pinterest

The Brown Pelican is a state symbol for the Great State of Louisiana.

Watch these peculiar birds in slow motion feeding and swooping.