dVerse — OLN 292 — bird brain slimverse

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Kooky King
comes to call
to see what
the fuss is.

 

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King’s cousin
missed a turn.
Only stunned —
thick skull helps.

 

 

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Mess with my
hens and face
spurs of wrath –
Giddyup!

 

homing pigeon

Look deep in-
to my eyes:
I bet you
will blink first.

 

About the images:
youtube:  taken today.  just happened to look out at the right time.  A pileated woodpecker this close to the house is unheard of.

inert woodpecker:  taken in March of this year.  heard the thump, looked out and saw what hit the window.  It was a cold day, so I gathered the critter in a towel and put him/her in a sheltered space by the door.  looking out only minutes later, the bird was gone, which tells me he/she regained consciousness and flew off.

rooster:  taken around 2012.  We’d gone to the “fancy chicken guy” advertising in craigslist and picked out a dozen of an assortment of sizes of chicks he guaranteed were all female.  this bad boy was mean and nailed me once after I took some eggs from one of the nests and was walking away. 

pigeon:  taken around 2014.  this homing pigeon landed on the roof but we thought it was some kind of bird of prey that was injured.  it didn’t move.  finally Bob climbed up on the ladder to get a closer look and saw the message tied to its leg.  we left it alone and it flew off after a day or so. 

 

Linda is today’s host for dVerse’ Open Link Night (Live.)

44 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow- great photos and poems Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you. I’m all geeked about birds because of seeing the pileated woodpecker but even more geeked about seeing bluebirds nesting in one of the boxes again 🙂

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  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    What fun. I told you before I wrote a ton of thin verse to accompany some of my photos. Perhaps we should use this form at d’Verse?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed them, and yes you did 🙂 I would love to have a slimverse prompt night, Glenn. Grace and Bjorn are the ones to talk with about it…

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  3. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    By the by, thanks for being first commenter on Blackthorne 134. Your support and interest is much appreciated.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, I’m SO glad that Buck declined the white buffalo shaman’s offer! You are very welcome. I enjoy reading Blackthorne! Have you seen the tv show, “Yellowstone”? I bet you would love it.

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    Well this was a fowl experience! I love the ekphrastic snippets!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bev, thanks!

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  5. Sadje says:

    You’ve good a great collection of bird pics. Nice poem to go with them.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje, I’m a big fan of birds and trees and flowers.

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      1. Sadje says:

        I know! 😻

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  6. sanaarizvi says:

    I so enjoyed this one! Thank you for sharing the amazing pictures along with the poem, Lisa 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed them, Sanaa, thank you 🙂

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  7. What a great flock of birds!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks!

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  8. kaykuala h says:

    The sounds of birds are mesmerizing. More so the staccato bursts of a woodpecker which seems to go on and on! Great presentation, Jade!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Hank, glad you enjoyed the series 🙂

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  9. memadtwo says:

    I’m so glad that woodpecker recovered! But what beautiful feathers.
    I would not mess with that rooster…(K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, I was going to try to draw the woodpecker for draw a bird day but just didn’t have it together to do it. We gave the rooster to a couple who had a bunch of chickens. I had to go out with a broom to get eggs after he attacked and literally had to beat him away. Roosters are useful for fighting off hawks and other predators from the flock but in this case it didn’t work in his favor.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I guess they can’t be trained to tell the difference between a human and a hawk.

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  10. gillena says:

    😊 nice one

    Much💚love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I bet there are so many beautiful birds in Trinidad and Tobago!

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  11. J. says:

    I do enjoy seeing the birds in our garden at this time of year. Loads of variety. Just zipping around. Owls… kestrels… migrating birds, too.

    That pic of the inert woodpecker is very striking (I’m glad it recovered okay).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So awesome you see owls and kestrel! And migrating birds. I have heard owls in the dark of night out back and it is a haunting sound.

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      1. J. says:

        It is. I was looking out one morning and there was an owl sitting on the fence post. Didn’t move for about 10 minutes. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture, but I managed to point it out to the kids before it was gone. Quite incredible seeing it take off.

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  12. Ingrid says:

    Great slimverse series Lisa! So pleased the woodpecker turned out to be ok. And I wouldn’t want to stare down that rooster either!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ingrid. He was one badass bird!

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  13. Helen Dehner says:

    Slim verse! Yes! I wholeheartedly vote for it ….. we had a woodpecker that I wish had hit a window (without grievous injury) his continuous pecking as he signaled for a mate drove us batty. The pecking stopped … he got lucky.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I love your comment, Helen. They were pecking on my house last year but I found a remedy that the guy at the paint store told me about years ago but never tried: I stapled clumps of Christmas tree tinsel near the spots. No more pecking (and they didn’t even need to get lucky!)

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  14. As a child, my ex had (or her father had) a homing pigeon. They would go to family gatherings at a cottage on Grand Island, in the middle of the Niagara River. He would release “Homer” and the pigeon would be waiting for them when they arrived home.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Perfect name for a homing pigeon 🙂 I hope this pretty bird made it home ok.

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  15. M says:

    birds weave magic, it seems to me, entrancing with their swoop and dive, and their quivering stillness ~

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  16. Nice to hear the woodpecker recovered and had a happy ending. I’ve had a few hit our large windows in the dining room a few times but they seem to recover as well. I love looking out the window as I write because the birds and nature definitely calls to my muse!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Awesome you have that nature view as well, Tricia. It is inspiring no doubt about it!

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  17. Xan says:

    We should all have thick skulls. Helps with the daily onslaught. And the occasional running into windows.

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  18. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I love woodpeckers….they are fascinating. We had an owl to hit our window…it was out for hours…it suddenly woke up and flew off.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      That is amazing, Max! So glad the owl woke up. Didn’t Martha bring you a baby bird that was knocked out? How is Martha these days? I haven’t asked about her in awhile!

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Yes she did…he is doing great…she is around 140 and healthy as can be. She is slowly calming down but still the most active SB we ever had….I went to a yard sale and saw a Great Dane…208 lbs! What a monster…but a lovable one.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          140! Wow! Glad she is calming down a little for your sake, I imagine she could knock things off tables, etc just turning around or wagging her tail. I cannot imaging a dog that weighs 208#!

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            He was huge…just huge but very gentle…She still needs to calm down a little more lol.

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