almost at twilight

Prothonotary_Warbler_w27-10-006_l_1

 

fort clifton park

On this snowy morning, here’s   a summer birdwatching poem I wrote many years ago. It appears in my book “Life List.”

 

At Fort Clifton Park, Colonial Heights Virginia

 

We walked the boardwalk through the little swamp

almost at twilight

almost at closing time

for the nature preserve.

In the quiet

sudden

flash of buttery yellow

and the Prothonotary Warbler

arrived

three feet in front of us

on a crusty branch,

to feed her flapping fledgling.

Unmindful of us

paralyzed with joy

to see her

so close

so close.

 

HMK3-0870-ProthonWarblerParentFeedsYoungLgphotobyJimBraswell

 

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