Archive for the ‘Birdwatching’ Category

“Haiku for Vivian” by Jane Beal

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a murder of crows

on the San Pedro rooftops –

cawing at daybreak

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San Pedro, CA

“Haiku for Gemma” by Jane Beal

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slender mourning dove

descends from the gazebo

to the orange tree

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Lakewood, CA

“A Hawk with a Fish” by Jane Beal

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a hawk with a fish

my parents tell my Omi –

just like a picture

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Walnut Creek, CA

Haiku for a Hummingbird

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orange flowers bloom

behind the pillar pine tree

for a hummingbird

jb

Vacaville, CA

 

“Dark-Eyed Junco on the Bridge” by Jane Beal

I cross over a bridge with silver railings
into another world. As I am crossing, I notice you,
sitting on silver, watching me, and my heart
goes out to you with love, little angel –

as you fall from a great height,
then catch the wind with your wings
and soar into the twilight sky over
the endless waters of the San Francisco Bay.

Jane Beal
Uncaged (in progress)

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Red-Necked Grebe

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Red-Necked Grebe
(non-breeding)

spotted from the Wharf in Santa Cruz

Birds in Natural Bridges State Park

Yesterday, I visited Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, California. I saw three sharp-shinned hawks flying between tall trees, a California Gull by the ocean, and a hummingbird, a bushtit, and a Great White Egret in a green pond beside the Butterfly Sanctuary. A few monarchs fluttered here and here, and two were definitely flirting with each other, and it was all very beautiful to see — although poison oak was thriving everywhere, even interwoven with flowering blackberry brambles and growing through the railing of the walkway!

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Great White Egret

(a song from “The Jazz Bird” by Jane Beal & Andrew Beal)