Tall socks, tucked over jeans,
in the heart of the woods.
Eyes up, on the prowl,
for the source of rhythmic melodies.
What was that? A flash of orange,
darts from one branch to the next.
Are you a distant traveler or just a Robin on her nest?
Lift up each step,
so as not to spook him off.
Zoom in, focusing,
to frame the perfect shot.
Click Click—Click Click,
a new species documented.
Discovering these things with wings is a game of noticing.
Bird feeders swing the porch,
attracting the flight of all feathers.
Sparrows bicker, over fresh seed,
while the cat chatters.
Identifying these peculiar names
is satisfaction in adding to our life list.