Little Green Bird

A small Green Bird
Lives on this mountain,
Flitting about,
From pine tree to bush.
With one bright eye,
Then the other,
Little Green Bird
Carefully studied me.
It is you, little Green Bird,
With your lovely plumes,
And friendly glance,
Who are the rare encounter.
Why did you linger,
Coming closer when I laughed?
Such a funny little bird,
You tiny warbling green beauty.
Bear … o9.02.2015



The little fellow I saw was a definite green, a pine green,  greener than the guide illustrations.   Not only did he have a personality, he had a sense of humor.

Pine Warbler   Audubon Guide to North American Birds

Songs and Calls

Musical and somewhat melancholy, a soft, sweet version of the trill of the Chipping Sparrow.

Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.







6 comments on “Little Green Bird

  1. A sense of humor? How so? What joke did the green feathered friend share?
    Some very gold Goldfinches feasted daily on my sunflowers until all the seeds were devoured.

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    • In the olden days if we wanted any sunflower seed for people, we used to tie netting over the flowers.

      In the River Swamp, such things had to be planted at night. Softly cooing doves would alert the whole forest that a human (me) was dispersing edible goodies.

      Did you make some sketches, or photos, of the gold Goldfinches on the golden sunflowers in the dazzling summer sunlight?


  2. Tiny says:

    Beautiful poem and bird song!

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