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"If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come." - Chinese Proverb I saw a glimpse of orange in a tree today It was a Baltimore oriole, as he quickly flew away My feeders are full with suet, sweet nectar, and sunflower seeds To attract my feathered friends and fulfill their dietary needs I sip my hot coffee as I sit in my backyard, waiting for the show I am excited to see birds appear that I may not already know I can hear all their musical singing and some new chirping sounds I hope to see a rare bird today, as I see movement on the ground I see a spring red robin jump and chirp along the fence gate Then fly to the ground foraging, while singing in a cheery state A bright blue-Jay lands as the songbirds quickly scatter away Puffing his blue plumage, chirping, calling out to his mate today I go inside to refill my mug since there are no new birds in sight As I look out and see an albino hummingbird in feathers all white Feeding, sipping on nectar with opalescent wings rapidly flapping A rare sighting, I almost missed, I can’t believe this is happening I walk out to my backyard and no longer see the rare hummingbird As I sit, I hear a sweet, unusual chirping, not sure what I just heard I look up and spot the rare white hummingbird perched in an oak tree I am elated to see it again, hoping it will come back down and visit me 2/15/2021 ( Edited on 2/16/21) Contest: Spring Birds Poetry Contest Sponsor: Constance La France

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Date: 2/28/2021 11:30:00 AM
- Congratulations on your lovely winning poem ... a bird we do not have in Norway ... such a beautiful picture of it, Tania :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/28/2021 1:55:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise, hugs!
Date: 2/28/2021 10:42:00 AM
Wow, what a special treat to see an albino hummingbird! This is beautifully written, Tania, and so deserving of first place. (In the Gator Farm nearby, there are albino gators - quite a sight to see.) Congratulations, Carolyn
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/28/2021 10:49:00 AM
Thank you Carolyne!
Date: 2/28/2021 8:04:00 AM
Tania, congratulations on your win in my Spring Birds Challenge, I loved your backyard birds, lovely, and I really like the image too, I have never seen a white hummer' well done _Constance
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/28/2021 10:50:00 AM
Thank you Constance and thanks for my placement, I enjoyed this contest!
Date: 2/28/2021 6:16:00 AM
Delightful poem, Tania. Congrats on your top win.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/28/2021 10:50:00 AM
Thank you Line!
Date: 2/18/2021 1:48:00 PM
Wow!! I wonder did this really happen? I am sure that is most unusual indeed. I see hummingbirds all summer and enjoy them they do add some life to a yard. You know I think these albino events are happening in all species more and more often. Thanks for you visit to my page with congrats. Sara
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/18/2021 3:34:00 PM
Thank you Sara!
Date: 2/15/2021 11:10:00 PM
Pity you had no camera with you. A rare sight. ~~
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/16/2021 4:21:00 AM
Thank you Victor, it's on my bucket list.
Date: 2/15/2021 2:52:00 PM
...there'd be no limits to my time waiting for such a picture....you must feel as if.... you now have three wishes.....wowza.... stan sand
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/15/2021 3:34:00 PM
Thank you, but my poem is fictional, I have not personally ever seen an albino hummingbird, I hope to someday!
Date: 2/15/2021 1:34:00 PM
Although I love hummingbirds and watch them, I have never seen an albino. What a rare treat! Delightful poem. Good luck with the contest!
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/15/2021 3:35:00 PM
Thank you, my poem is fictional, I have not personally seen one in person, I hope to someday!
Date: 2/15/2021 12:55:00 PM
wow what superb imagery I would love to see any sort of hummingbird for real Tania, good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 2/15/2021 3:35:00 PM
Thank you Jan, hugs.