Peregrine Falcons (Remove filter)
Looping round till it’s a blur
the falconer swings the weighted lure
beneath the bird, enticing her
to go into a stoop.
With hooking bill and crookéd claw
and plunging like a meteor
she swipes the fakery to the floor
with a vicious slap of feathers.
Around the crowd, a communal gasp.
The predator’s grappling in its clasp
the prize, but is the bird a...
Friday 26th May 2023 4:52 pm
A boisterous assortment of martins, swifts and swallows
is swirling above the lushly forested hills
of West Amanga, a scatter of soft green pillows.
Wherever a radiant splash
of morning sunlight spills
out through an open window in the cloud,
the canopy emits a plume of steam
and bird calls resound: the rattle of wrens; the loud
cracks of whipbirds; squawks
Wednesday 24th May 2023 2:13 pm