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Flamingos in the mud with wet flat feet, search for curly shrimp to eat. They preen and rest in their Mangrove nest. Eagles, America's great bird of prey are so very brave and strong. On the ground their dinner scurries around, but a big lake fish is their favorite dish. Adelie penguins build their nests with stones they like to steal. Tuxedos waddling on the icy floor, lay one lonely egg and never anymore. Toucans eat lizards from artistic beaks. Akward rainforest fellows under umbrella trees, they clack, tap, and nap in the rainforest breeze. Hummingbirds fly backwards, those emerald acrobats. The smallest bird you have ever seen, eggs no bigger than a jellybean! Emus are the tallest birds in the world, with abbreviated necks. Their tiny wings mean they can't fly. Imagine an emu soaring by!? Robins cuddling in a Sycamore tree, father, mother, soon babies three. Little blue eggs fill their cozy nest. Tomorrow sad worms for a first breakfast. Seagulls on the beach appear lovely and white. Just never leave your sandwich alone in plain sight. Do not be fooled by their innocent gait, for bologna and cheese, they won't wait!

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Date: 6/14/2023 2:52:00 PM
Cute! I love birds, too. You described their dinners very 'good'. lol :)
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Marikate Kingston
Date: 6/23/2023 8:43:00 PM
Trying to write different kinds poems lately. Struggling with some. Birds are a big deal in our house as well. Their habits and habitats give good material to write about. I'm so glad you liked it :)
Date: 3/29/2023 9:29:00 AM
Love your "FEATHERS" Acrostic write/story. I wish you would write more. Have a wonderful day................
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Marikate Kingston
Date: 6/23/2023 8:59:00 PM
What a nice thing to say. Writing this poem took a little research, but birds can be fun to write about. Thank you for such praise Paula.
Date: 3/6/2023 7:40:00 PM
There is a cinematic sweep to your poetic catch of birds, varied + stately. Even the thief like Seagull has a Robin Hood charm. Lovely work! May the muse of nature's bounty continue to inspire. Be well dear lady. Brian
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Marikate Kingston
Date: 6/23/2023 8:51:00 PM
This was so much fun to write. I once had a seagull fly by me and steal a small bag of chips out of my hand. "Robin hood charm" you're so right about that..loved that line. Sneaky fellows. I do love writing about nature, it lends itself to so many ideas to be clever. Thank you for your praise. I appreciate it :)
Date: 1/24/2023 5:56:00 AM
Sweet "The smallest bird you have ever seen, her eggs no bigger than a jellybean!"
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Marikate Kingston
Date: 1/24/2023 7:01:00 PM
Thanks Caren, nice to hear from you. I saw hummingbird eggs once at a nature center field trip with my children. They looked like Tic Tac candies!!
Date: 1/22/2023 7:01:00 PM
Many thanks for the education, Marikate. As I've read in Scientific American, we've been underestimating the capabilities of birds for a long, long time. :) gw
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Marikate Kingston
Date: 1/23/2023 6:48:00 PM
My daughter who may grow up to be an ornithologist would agree. Thanks for your nice comment Gershon. Peep.
Date: 1/21/2023 6:10:00 PM
You are very obserevent when it comes to creatures of the sea and land. This is such a delightful poem, much enjoyed .
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Marikate Kingston
Date: 1/23/2023 6:51:00 PM
What a nice thing to say. Thank you. I was raised in the city and the country. As I get older, I find I like the country more. Merci.