Hops from branch to branch
Looking out for predators
There’s a Cooper’s hawk
Perched on iron arch
It sees prey over yonder
Oops, prey flew away
Like a ball of fluff
Imitating angry bird
Winter is so cold
On the river’s edge
Dining on Russian Olives
Big seed to swallow
Oh, they want to fight
Bumping bird breasts, flapping wings
They showed each other
58 thoughts on “Vacation Is For The Birds”
I especially like the Hawku, Sparrowku and the Craneku. Especially the lines about prey flying away and sparrows pretending to be angry.
Does this mean you’re back?
Probably not to my normal schedule until after the new year. Laurie said I had to take another break from the break to post the birds. Thanks, JYP.
Love the haikus
Thanks, Steve. They are birdkus.
Love the photos and puns on poetry styles.
I have to keep the newkus coming. Thanks, Brad.
Excellent post Tim. I hope you had a great Christmas.
Thanks. Christmas was great. How about yours?
It was great indeed. Thank you.
I loved all the bird photos and the birdkus as well!
You’re welcome, Tim.
The colours are spectacular together. Happy New Year!!!
Thanks Rebecca. Happy New Year!
What a wonderful selection of bird life, Tim. That hawk is rather handsome!
I think it’s a young hawk. Thanks, Dale.
Truly wonderful shots.
These are magnificent Timothy.
Fabulous poems, Timothy, and pictures, of course.
These are beautiful, breath taking actually and the words are wonderful
Thanks, Shey. How was your Christmas? Was it anything like this? https://youtu.be/qTx-sdR6Yzk
em… yes probably. It was certainly anything but quiet. And I got vids to prove it. Hoep yours was great xxx
We had a quite Christmas. Nothing like the Dropkick Murphys.
That can be a good thing . Happy 2023 when it comes
Extraordinary Birdkus and bird portraits! I’m with Hawk! That look!
Chapeau, my friend!
ps. thank you Laurie! 😉
Isn’t that hawl look great? Laurie says you’re welcome.
Oh yes… precious!
First of all, great bird shots ! I loves your birdkus too, you made a nice combination of both.
Eine fantastische Vogelauswahl!
that was fun.. loved the pictures.
I like all these -kus a lot, but the amazing, colourful hawk-photos impressed me!
It’s a beautiful hawk. He was posing for me and waited for me to go get the bazooka to get closeups. Thanks, Heidi.
Marvellous portraits. The Craneku was my favourite.
Laurie liked the cranku the best, also. Thanks, Susan.
Beautiful post, Tim.
Nice work on the poems, Tim. Splendid bird photos. Hugs.
How about Hayku? https://www.gocomics.com/theargylesweater/2022/12/28
Good stuff. I see I’m not the only one doing unku.
Great post, Tim!
The various themed TimKu’s go perfect with the pics!
Happy New Year!!!! xoxo
For some reason this post notification did not come through email and I a only picking it up through the reader. I enjoyed the birds very much. These are beautiful shots.
WP is weird about that. Some things I only see through the reader and something I only get an email notification and never see the blogger’s post in the reader.
I figured out what happened. WP turned off my subscription, and I had to set it up again.
hahahahahaha was your vaca was for the birds … i hope not. Love your great pics! 💞
Happy New Year Tim.. Assuming you’re back?💗
A post full of birds – my lucky day. That Cooper’s looks menacing – that red eye just ups the kill factor.
Coopers are killer. Thanks, Brian.