by Carol Bass



tanager shares suet with downy
hummingbirds flit in gurgling water
while catbirds splash and bath
buntings linger at the feeder,   
chickadees fly away 
titmice stay hammering their seeds on a metal hoop
cardinals click
blackbirds visit
up and down nuthatch on nearby oaks
waddling doves peck
bluebirds flaunt while flycatchers serenade
kites snatch dragonflies
osprey dives
wood storks soar like the Concorde
all colors every kind of bird you can dream up 
soaring, fishing, playing, eating, chirping