Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Green Heron

blue and red feathers,
yellow eyes, and a black beak:
     why a Green Heron?

Yellow-throated Warbler

the singing tongue of
a Yellow-throated Warbler
is more often heard

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Black-throated Blue Warbler

autumn equinox:
a Black-throated Blue Warbler
hiding in an oak

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat
among the lakeside willows
- the first day of fall

Monday, September 20, 2010

Palm Warbler

two more summer days:
darting around the college
the first Palm Warbler

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tufted Titmouse

making such a fuss
more than its size would suggest
the Tufted Titmouse

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager
gorging on Florida's fruit
for strength to go south

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

the dancer's pose of
a tiny forest yogi:
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Prairie Warbler

                         I know you didn't
                         follow me to work today,
                         Prairie Warbler, yet . . .

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Prairie Warbler

                  this Prairie Warbler -
                  can one tell if he's native
                  or has just flown in?

American Redstart

fall breezes in as
an American Redstart
flies from limb to limb

Yellow-throated Warbler

I didn't intend -
O Yellow-throated Warbler -
to make you angry

Monday, September 13, 2010

Yellow-throated Warbler & Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

     Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
     with Yellow-throated Warbler
     chasing the same bugs

Friday, September 10, 2010

American Avocet

    a lone migrating
    American Avocet
    flies along the shore

Carolina Wren

September morning
a Carolina Wren perched
right by the back door

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Green Heron

                          the very long neck
                          conveniently collapses
                          for a Green Heron

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tricolered Heron

must feel he's hidden
behind a few blades of grass
Tricolored Heron

Monday, September 6, 2010

Blue Grosbeaks

on the graveyard's edge
the September Blue Grosbeaks
in the untrimmed hedge