Birds on a perch

Birds perch anywhere:

On a railing?  They don’t care.

On a chimney, on a stone,

just so they can be alone.

At other times they want to chat –

be Jesus’ buddy, Neptune’s hat.

Cormorants and herons, on the whole

are happiest atop a pole.

Heron and cormorant at L’Albufera de València

The robin, sparrow and the thrush 

are more at home on tree or bush.

And swallows, who don’t watch TV,

find aerials are first degree.

Swallow on the house next door

But strange to say, it’s just sometimes 

that cormorants will sit in lines.

Cormorants on the River Thames in London

Most birds will always go and search 

a mate, a nest, and perfect perch.

Parakeet in Málaga

A silly entry to Our Eyes Open Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds Perched Up

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

50 thoughts on “Birds on a perch”

  1. A fine example of word and image. Gratefully perused this lunchtime after visit from the plumber and now currently without a shower. Oh to be a bird and fly away from this perch!

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  2. Oh, these are wonderful. I know that cormorants are not the fishermen most loved birds – but I can’t help liking them. The top photo particularly.

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      1. I just wrote a limerick as a comment on another blog:

        A sprinter whose tummy was stressed
        appeared in a race as a guest
        Whilst running, alas,
        he had to pass gas
        and shattered his personal best


  3. Oh my dear Margaret, you raised the bar much higher than I did. I am amazed at how many different types of birds you have. I absolutely adore your header photo. 😀

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    1. I’m quite fond of that too Cee. It’s a few years ago now, but a good memory all the same. You have now seen nearly all my bird photos!


  4. oh these are fabulous – what a lovely post 😀 do hope to catch up later today, all depends on what time I finally leave the hairdressers. I am going to be perching even longer than that heron!!

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