Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Poems about Avian Life: BIRDLORE, part#2

  Our postings at this blogsite will pique your interest for a longer duration with entire collections about a particular topic (the individual short poems, usually with illustrations are published at 'Daily Illustrated Nonsense'.) But, even devoted readers can develop fatigue, so as verses are added over time, and the total verses exceed a dozen, we tend to invoke binary fission, and split the group into two informative servings.

This post represents the continuation of an earlier series dealing with LANDBIRDS. To see the blogpost with the first group of illustrated verses on this topic, dated September 2021, click HERE

But bear in mind that these accumulations only represent a portion of our outpourings for birdwatchers and lovers. You can view an even more extensive collection concerning WATERFOWL by following the links at the end of this post. 

Authors' Note: Regal in appearance, the red-tailed hawk, the most common North American member of the raptor genus Buteo, is a year-round denizen of southern Ontario, and is frequently seen in urban residential areas. 

Note that Fred the robin has also appeared with his colleague Carl the cardinal in the blogpost "Curtained Verse", a collection of illustrated verses that you can find by clicking HERE.

Authors' Note:   This is a true story. I very recently received from friends vacationing in Costa Rica an e-mail with a marvellous attached video closeup of toucans shot with a cellphone camera. I felt compelled to pass the photo on to others.

  In fact, no toucans make a sound that would be described as a 'tweet'. With respect to sound production, members of the more than forty species comprising the family are divided into 'yelpers' and 'croakers'. The social networking entity, Twitter, on the other hand, highlights in words and with their logo the tweetiness of short, chirping birdsong communication.

   The bird-photo above was kindly contributed by Betsy Crosswell.

(Ed. note) If you enjoyed these illustrated verses about landbirds, you might also want to work your way through our collection of some forty illustrated short poems about waterfowl. Proceed to 'Immersible Verse: Limericks about Waterfowl', here on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 


To resume daily titillations on our related blog 'Daily Illustrated Nonsense', click HERE. Once you arrive, you can select your time frame of interest from the calendar-based listings in the righthand margin, and check the daily offerings for any month in the years 2020 to the present. (As of September 2023, there are over 1200 unique entries available on the Daily blog, and most of these are also presented here on 'Edifying Nonsense' in topic-based collections.) The 'Daily' format also has the advantage of including some videos and other material that are not shown here on this topic-based blog.

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