Tuesday, 3 November 2009

blackbird alarm calls -
grey squirrels chase each other
round the oak tree


for Nature Notes

17 comments:

Poetikat said...

I like this! I can just see them racing around the tree to the tune of the blackbird's caw.
I think folk believe haiku is easy, but it does take some real work to get it just right, doesn't it?

Jasmine said...

So pretty. oaks, blackbirds..
My daughter has some of the rsp cuddly irds that play bird call recordings if you squeeze the belly. Where i used to live, i would squeeze the blackbirds belly and real blackirds would answer from the garden. my daughter now takes the song thrush to the park with hoping she will get a reply, sadly she never does...

bunnygirl said...

Nice haiku. Makes me wonder if you've been sneaking around my back yard, though...

James said...

Very nice image here of the squirrels running round the tree.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Bluejay alarm blurts
house finches chase each other
round the food post


(How am I doing??)

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

so sweet...great moment..

Coastcard said...

Very seasonal, CGP - a lovely haiku. We have just started to get squirrels in our town garden. Exciting!

BlueJayEye said...

very nice playground of words and characters...:)

FrecklesandDeb said...

Great visuals! Love the blackbird alarm! They sure can rival an alarm in the noise category.

Michelle Johnson said...

i enjoyed this. sounds like a few squirrels were anxious to play. have a great day.

Billy said...

simple and beautiful as always!!!!

fourwindshaiga said...

Sounds like you have out walking and listening. I like this action filled haiku.

Carver said...

Great haiku for Nature notes. I can picture it from your words.

moosh said...

I am just starting to try haiku. Not sure of the rules yet. I will come here for insperatation.

Gel said...

"Blackbird alarm" is so vivid, Julia!
Your photo header is gorgeous! I'm a squirrel watcher. They are so playful.

Rambling Woods said...

I have been saying for months that people didn't have to post a photo.. so I am really happy to see this. I don't have any success writing any kind of poetry so I really enjoy yours.. Thanks for participating in Nature Notes... Michelle

dsmcaron said...

You may inspire me yet to post something other than a photo!