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feeding the neighborhood

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I have started up the bird feeder and already the mammals are nudging out the birds. 

Our first visitor to the feeder was a fat grey squirrel who performed some amusing acrobatics to enjoy ‘his’ sunflower seeds.

This year, I think I’ll keep a list of the marauders, who may outnumber the birds.

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apples in the snow

she pauses, one foot poised

a lever beneath her, one hoof ready

to push off and fly

tail to flag her departure

tucked, ears up

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everything still

the snow, the trees, the feeder

not caught in chickadee momentum, land

and shove away  

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three  apples

at the edge of deep-freeze

draw her forward

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©  Jane Tims  2011

Written by jane tims

December 19, 2011 at 6:29 am

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