Excitedly they flap and flutter Inspecting their found prize... Varieties of tender seeds Of different shapes and size. Although they share one common purpose... The joining of the feast... I've noticed they have "pecking" order From greatest to the least. It seems the Blue Jay hopes his boldness And size will gain a place. If other birds attempt a feeding The Jay will then give chase. They're loudest and most vocal; They also land with force. While other birds more timid Might plan another course. Enter the small hummingbird With their slim and slender beak. They sample all the trumpet flowers When feedings at its peak. Each seems to want all of the nectar Not willing to give share. They drive away another bird That dares to crowd the air. While this drama is unfolding Each bird has their own abode. They each have protective natures, But seldom it is showed. Some smaller birds will wait until The larger has been fed. They will opt to wait their turn... In safety there instead. GOD gives each species special skills To help them to survive. Some will have great speed... Some may quickly dive. Still others feed on seeds that fell when jostled from their place. There's food galore for all to share; They'll eat every trace. Activity abounds when feeders Are filled up to the brim. The feeding frenzy will continue Until the daylights dim. When darkness falls... the feeding stops... Each bird goes to its nest. The following morning sunrise Will once again renew their quest. This cycle GOD has put in place Is much like ours you see... Each day we rise... and find our food, But not within the tree. ©C.C. September 30, 2006 Used With Permission All Rights Reserved By Author Website Mail


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