shake the water
out of drenched plumage,
washing out to dry
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
wet bird haiku
August 5, 2015 at 9:14 am
Looks like the dive did not provide the meal for the day yet…just got wet.
August 5, 2015 at 9:27 am
that’s right Charles – this bird (and I would be happy for someone to identify it) was only interested in the grooming 😊
August 8, 2015 at 12:00 am
I don’t know the exact species of bird, but it will be some kind of cormorant or closely related, they don’t have the usual oil in their feathers that most water birds do, so they need to hang their wings out to dry, always entertaining to see!
August 9, 2015 at 10:58 am
thanks Juliet – I think it might be a type of Cormorant – they are so funny looking hanging out their wings to dry (hopefully I’ll get a shot of that next time I’m at the botanic gardens).
August 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm
I like it … and cormorants. Also known as shags in some parts of the world … hence the expression ‘Shags on a rock’ 😉
Though of course ‘shag’ has an altogether different connotation here 😉
August 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm
hahaha so that is a shag on a rock 😉 thank you Geoff!
August 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm
Hehe … anytime Gabe! All this knowledge in my head has to be good for something 🙂
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