who’s a sticky beak
green feathers disappear
in a splash of red
red beak in a tree
like mature tasty cheese
strong and bitey
camouflage in green
with a red beak hello
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Alexandrine Parrakeet, alexandrine photo, Gabrielle Bryden, haiku, parakeet photo, photography, poem, poetry, the beak is faste than the eye
February 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm
Oh…thanks for all the clues I couldn’t see what he was looking at so intensely.
February 6, 2014 at 6:21 pm
exactly – hahaha – very hard to see that parakeet (which is ours by the way) 🙂
February 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm
Congratulations! A king parrot is a bit more upmarket than a duck’s bum!
February 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm
Nothing wrong with a duck’s bum Stafford! That is an Alexandrine parakeet, by the way (ps., can’t believe your going to become a landlubber 😉 )
February 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm
February 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm
thanks Helen – Michael loves saying ‘red beak’ over and over, so I thought I would include it in my poems 😉
February 7, 2014 at 1:53 am
very nice variations on the same theme.
I was very surprised that Barcelona have tons of these little green parakeets. Hard to see but very very loud 🙂
February 7, 2014 at 6:59 am
Thankyou 😀 They are way too loud Ben – Beautiful but noisy.
February 9, 2014 at 1:33 am
Absolutely. If he wants to hide, he’s going to have to do something about that beak. Either that or find him a bush with some snappy red flowers amidst the bright green leaves!
February 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm
exactly Aletha 🙂
February 9, 2014 at 5:20 am
lovely photo, very cute parakeet
February 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm
but not to be trusted this parakeet 😉 thanks Juliet
February 9, 2014 at 11:50 am
Clever beaky haiku – love the cheese analogy, lol
thanks bb – I had a packet of Bega cheese and that’s what it says on the packet – strong and bitey – I thought of our parakeet immediately 😀
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