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  Winged Wonder
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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“In everything in nature,

There is something of the marvelous.”





Music: Wild One



It’s a gorgeous March morning

I’m sitting at a pond with Turbo

Birds are chirping, all around us

Soon, it will be time for us to go


Suddenly, we hear a very distant splash

Turbo is now intrigued, and races ahead

When I finally reach him, down the shore

He is already gazing out, at a Bufflehead


What a winged wonder, the both of us now see

A male, stopping to rest, on his spring migration

He's winging his way northwest, from the southland

Seeing this one, has now brought both of us elation


Buffleheads are the smallest of America’s diving ducks

Their unique name, is derived from: ‘buffalo’ and ‘head’

Since a male puffs out his head feathers during courtship

These tiny ducks are monogamous, and for life, they'll wed


As I now begin to wonder why his mate is not traveling with him

We hear another splash, and a female quickly swims to his side

We now watch the two of them, enjoying each other’s company

Eventually, I wish both of them well, as they again, take to the sky



In everything in the natural world,

There is something of the marvelous;

I hope I can continue to marvel at it all,

Until my time on this planet is finally up.



©Spring 2012, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
Good to read this. It is an antidote to the tragedy of pet neglect and abuse. Thank you. ~~ Diana
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Reviewed by Kate Burnside
You and me both, Dad! I have grown to love our feathered friends even more since now living on the coast and on the edge of Poole Harbour and Arne Bird Reserve... you can keep the rooks, though!! Buffalo Head looks a bit like a more monotone Mandarin, don't it? I'm sad, though, not to have seen so many overwintering Dunlin on my strandlines this year. Those little guys I could just pick up and squoooooooooooooooooooooooze!! :)) xx
Reviewed by jude forese
the natural world is one of my main joys in life ... it is the portal to the universal being ... inspired write, Ed ...
Reviewed by Jennifer Christian
Having a love of nature is a real blessing.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Absolutely gorgeous bird!!! Never saw one before...lucky have witnessed them on a lovely spring day! Thanks for sharing such uplifting spring wonder!

Reviewed by Christine Alwin
ditto...I walk around a little lake here amost see the ducks now nesting really brings warmth knowing spring really sprung :)
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader)
A delightful read on this glorious Sunday morning. Ed ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
I don't know Buffleheads, but I'm always encouraged when I see ducks. There may not be any if it weren't for hunters and Ducks Unlimited. I'm grateful for that

Reviewed by Rose Rideout
I was told they are together for life, so precious. Great write Ed.

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Reviewed by Ed Matlack
We all should be as lucky as those two ducks & other animals that wed for divorce court & no trial separations etc, just wedded bliss for as long as they both shall live...e
Reviewed by John Flanagan
...and i wish both of them well, too, Ed,
and wish i could take to the sky with them.
Your sense of place and occasion are as always
special indeed

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
This induces a sense of such reverence and love of nature!
Buffleheads have the cutest noises.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Marveling with you *Mr Ed* through
your sightings and visions!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Beautiful photo and poem, Ed; I love ducks as well! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
What a beautiful way to spend your time, this is just heartwarming poetry Ed...thank you for sharing your sightings.

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Marveling in this delightful Bufflehead couple. The poem and
music in nature's treasures presented so well Mr. Ed. Thank you
for today's poem.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Laura Fall
A Wonderful poem indeed Laura
Reviewed by Linda Hill
You take nothing for granted, Ed. You savor the beauty of life, and it shows in your poetry. Beautiful!

Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke
It is moments like this that remind us how beautiful our world could be, if we would only nurture it.
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