Spring project

01 May

A few weeks ago on my walk past Logan Creek, where I walk almost every day, I caught sight of this bird.  I’m not sure what kind of bird it is, but I’m quite sure I know what it was up to. (The photo turned out to be the perfect prompt for April 12 of my spring project.)

Bird with feather in beak

Spring project

It’s building day
beautiful weather
we’ll gather beakfulls
of twig and feather

I’ve found a sweet spot
in a crook of this tree
to nest brown-flecked eggs
of our family

© 2014 – Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Katya Czaja at Write. Sketch. Repeat.



Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Nature, Poetry Friday


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12 responses to “Spring project

  1. kiwiskan

    May 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    love it


  2. margaretsmn

    May 2, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Love the picture and the spring day building poem, too. Picture perfect project for spring.


  3. Linda Baie

    May 2, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I especially love that second stanza, Violet, the rhyming end with “family”. I’ve been watching a robin, but cannot figure out where her nest is-has to be close by.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Nesting birds are intriguing. A couple of weeks ago hubby found a bunch of largish twigs on the front deck. He thought it was the work of the wind. But the neighbours said they’d seen a couple of crows, trying to build a nest in that rather open, public place. They obviously gave up. I wish I’d seen them at work!


  4. haitiruth

    May 2, 2014 at 5:55 am



  5. Liz Steinglass

    May 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

    “I’ve found a sweet spot/in the crook of this tree.” Lovely.


  6. Myra GB

    May 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous photograph – I can feel the feathers with my finger through both your poetry and this vision here.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 3, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Thanks Myra! I wish I knew what kind of bird it is. Its feathers look almost like down, so soft and touchable.


  7. maryleehahn

    May 3, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Spring is such a BUSY time in nature. Thank you for pausing the action with your beautiful photo and songbird of a poem.


  8. Tara Smith

    May 3, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Love this moment and the poem – I’m beginning to see just this type of activity in my garden, too. Hooray for Spring!


  9. Cathy Mere

    May 4, 2014 at 5:06 am

    I enjoyed the way your poem spoke from the point of view of the bird so busy building. These words seemed the perfect choice: beakfulls, crook, brown flecked. After a long winter, it is wonderful to hear the birds singing and see them hurrying about the yard once again.




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