Sunday, August 30, 2015

Food could foster a response

                                                                 Attribution: Pierre Fidenci (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Image: Foraging for Worms (here)

Sunday Whirl given words:
chirping deal easy secret speak 
here me stop rot worm foster

Note: Tanka of a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count each

Stopped dead in its tracks
The chirping sounded louder
Had to deal with it
Not easy for mother bird
One had fallen from the nest

Secret speak revealed
the location through instinct
"Here, let me help you"
To stop the rot was a worm
Food could foster a response

For Brenda's hosting at Sunday Whirl
Wordle #214

11 comments:

  1. Food is often a helping hand...an act of caring..what an original piece Hank - as ever!

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  2. Now can she get it back to the nest? Having observed birds for many years I can confirm how intent the parents are to save their chicks from harm.

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    1. For the last few weeks I've been watching the seagulls and their chicks from my balcony. We could learn a lot from them!

      My Whirl is called Shhh...!

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  3. A little food and a helping hand can go a long way

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  4. Parents will do anything, even birds

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  5. A great and delightful to read. Lovely photo too, greetings!

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  6. Many birds have excellent parenting skills. Food is always a draw.

    Elizabeth

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  7. Aw, nothing worse for mama bird than when baby bird falls from the nest. They spring into action immediately. Unique topic, Hank :-)

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  8. Food always begs a response! Nicely written, Hank.

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  9. I agree with Brenda ... poor mother bird - a great set of tanka .. Bastet

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