FLORIDA CHICKADEE (POECILE CAROLINENSIS)

Impossible to see the dinosaur in black & white Chickadees

Spurning homesteading in Live Oaks and other trees

Zooming through the backyard like Elon Musk rockets

Devising a nest in drying laundry’s pocket

Tiny eggs somewhat safe from roaming feral cats

And other predators overlooking the safety of an al fresco laundromat

Will the Chickadees return, I wonder, in a mood so bittersweet

Or perhaps empty birds’ homes qualify for an *Abandoned America Tweet…

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© 2021 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGES: Chickadee nest in my coat pocket hanging outside / Florida Chickadee

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*Always loved abandoned buildings so this refers to the Tweets from Abandoned America

(I hang my laundry to dry but the winter poncho with the pockets was “abandoned” this winter on the line. Glad the birds discovered it!)

ECSF South Cablegate Rd