Two Blackbirds

Two blackbirds hopping on the grass
Take little notice when I pass.
They know if I don’t stray too near
That they have little need of fear.
I’m the one who throws the crumbs
When the winter weather comes,
I listen when they stop to sing
And watch them when they take to wing.

But when my cat comes in to view
Then they make a great to-do.
A chink, chink, chinking they commence
And quickly fly up on the fence.
My cat comes nearer paw by paw
And to the treetops they withdraw,
Chink-chinking still till cat has passed,
Returning then to hop on grass.

Elizabeth Leaper
(from ‘Barking at Nothing’)

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jules
    Apr 22, 2019 @ 11:28:14

    My squirrels still chatter, and too the birds for that matter –
    when ere the porch door opens…
    for not always exiting is the one who fills the feeders 🙂

    Reply

  2. elaine patricia
    Apr 22, 2019 @ 20:06:18

    Some of the birds on our feeder don’t mind us being in the garden

    Reply

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