Three black birds
Feeding on my lawn
Display their different characters.
Rook is king
With murderous bill,
Strutting, marking out his manor.
Jackdaw hops about –
The cheeky chimney chatterer.
By the threat of advancing rook.
Steals the stale bread crust,
Braving the rook’s road-breaking beak.
Blackbird waits his turn,
Golden monocled eye, watching,
Diligence, he waits,
Then swoops to gather up the crumbs.