Monday, October 04, 2021

Birdtober Day Four: Brown Creeper


Although Brown Creepers are common all over the United States, I've never seen one. I researched them on eBird and (Check out this article on bird camouflage; there are several amazing photos of birds blending into their surroundings, and if you scroll down you'll see a Brown Creeper - or, I should say, you'll have trouble seeing one.) 


I decided to write a tanka about the Brown Creeper. 


 Brown Creeper

Photo Source: eBird

Dinnertime for the Brown Creeper

Camouflaged creeper
Crawls up tree like moving bark
Insect connoisseur
Passes nuthatch crawling down,
Fellow guest at bug buffet.

©Ruth Bowen Hersey


Margaret Simon said...

Great form for this poem. Love your word choices: insect connoisseur, bug buffet.

Michelle Kogan said...

Great poem-story packed in your five lines Ruth! I love your,
"Insect connoisseur" and at "bug buffet" too!