Saturday, May 12, 2007

May on the Deck

chimney swift catbird

sky above forsythia

good to have them home

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At 7:11 PM, Blogger Larry said...

You know-I can't remember exactly what Haiku is-I'm going to have to learn it because there are quite a few Haiku masters around.

At 10:07 PM, Blogger Lynne said...

A beautiful photo from your deck- looks like a sweet spot to put your feet up!

At 10:28 AM, Blogger MojoMan said...

Larry, I don't know much about haiku either, but they seem to be popular on nature blogs and about once a year one pops into my head, so what the heck.

Thanks, Lynne. I'm lucky to be in an old neighborhood so things are grown up and bushy with lots of places for birds to hide. It's not unusual to see a dozen or more species in an hour of lounging. The catbirds and swifts are favorites because they come and go on such predictable schedules. I like to wonder if it's the same catbirds or their offspring that come back to my forsythia every year. I like to think their DNA could be traced back for decades.

At 9:18 PM, Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Nice haiku, Mojoman. Wouldn't expect that from you.


I have chimney swifts in my neighborhood and would love to know where they make their nests. Most all of the chimneys I see have caps or some other thing that seems to make the entrance too narrow for a swift.

The nature center where I used to volunteer had them nesting and they made quite a racket in the chimney - I miss hearing them.

At 10:00 PM, Blogger MojoMan said...

Laura, what do you mean? When I'm not watching NASCAR or hanging out at Hooters, I'm composing sonnets.

I used to watch the swifts tumble from the sky into my neighbor's chimney. Now it's capped. I wonder if they're having trouble finding nesting sites these days.

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