Friday, October 06, 2023

Birdtober Day Seven: Bearded Reedling


This is quite a natty fellow:

bill of shiny orange-yellow,

not really bearded, but mustachioed,

eats reed seeds and reed aphids by the load;

in fact, we'd be quite safe to say

he loves reeds in every way.

©Ruth Bowen Hersey

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