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 battlesĀ  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.