Flight Choices

A pair of ducks

fly with directional intent

Theirs is a journey

with a specific destination

Flocks of ibis

routinely fly with commitment

From nightly roosts at swamp edges,

waves of ibis take off

headed for crop stubbles

to forage for crickets

In autumn,

they will go off-line

and spiral to heady heights,

flight’s joy in riding the thermals

Birds of prey circle,

piercing eyes scan the earth

for small mammal movements

Wrens flit from shrub to grass,

skip in their business

and dart upwards to foliage


Avian aviators

offer diverse flight patterns

Delight in their disparity


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