Wednesday 5 February 2020

Immersible Bird-Verse: WATERFOWL #1 (A to C)

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, May 2019. This blogpost is the first in a series of five collections of verses and photos about waterfowl, based primarily on Giorgio's waterside outings in South Carolina and Ontario. 
Today's verses. dealing primarily with the South Carolina lowcountry environment, have been published (a few remain under review) at The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems (Giorgio is proud to have contributed almost 300). 
Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative photos and poetic imagery might also enjoy these offerings...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Apr '19
Verses about Reptiles, Jun '19
Verses about Waterfowl, June '19, as posted here,
AND in the future, these collections will become available ...
Verses about Waterfowl (part #2), July '19

Verses about Waterfowl (part #3), Apr '20
Verses about Waterfowl (part #4 - Loons), Aug '20.
Verses about Waterfowl (part #5), Dec '20. 

PHOTOS: I am indebted to colleagues who have contributed a number of the key photographs. Unless otherwise noted, most embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone, then formatted using Powerpoint software. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking. 

American white ibises
Awkward great auks
Black-crowned night herons
Black skimmers
Brown pelicans (Caribbean)
Canada geese
(for continuation, see the link below)

occasional aggressive stance adopted by a Canada goose,
as suggested here 

Bird-watchers, academic ornithologists, wordplay enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, Giorgio's relatives, and just everyday folks have united in their demand for more verses on this topic!
So, please follow this link!... 

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  1. TY, Celia. Your contibutions to OEDILF leave me in awe, so I'm delighted that you like some of what I write!