Hi to all birders,
I was invited by Corey to write about the birds of Honduras and I will in due time. But first I would like to express my appreciation to the ones who have made my lifestyle in Honduras possible: the birders. Many thanks goes to all of the people who have supported the birding industry here and who have actually come down to see some of our wonderful 740+ species of birds. This poem is dedicated to all of you.
Ode to Birders
Hail to the many who tout their glasses
Amidst the brush to avoid the masses,
We herald the little winged creatures
With all their garn and fanciful features
We traipse over hills and over dales
Mucking through the muddiest of trails,
At times in search of the rarest delight
All through the day and into the night
Nearly 10000 birds many will seek
To the far horizons, odds are bleak,
Sought after species are quite the prize
For tired feet and blood shot eyes
Many will attest that we`re actually freaks
Being gone for days and even weeks,
But without a doubt we`re a joyous bunch
Hardly eating and forgetting lunch
Across the globe we do often roam
Through tropical realms we call home,
In search of a piprites that is so rare
Just one peek is all I can bear
Then there are guides, quite the strange batch
So few and far between, hardly a match,
They schlep those clients seemingly all about
Through a haphazard forested route,
Bearing binocs, scope and gear
Not a fer-de-lance do they fear
Through the woods in search of army ants
Where cherished birds do often lance
And our peering eyes hope for a glance
While those little critters crawl up our pants
We are the intrepid birders who speak
Are great in numbers, more by the week,
Trying to save the many feathered friends
The toucan, hummers and even the wren,
We will go down fighting `til the very end
Robert J. Gallardo
Very nice Robert.
I love the diverse posts the beat writers bring to 10,000 birds.
I thought I`d share a litle “creativity” here. As a young person
I use to write many, many poems and even entered contests. But, as
time went on I left my creative writing behind.
Thanks for sharing your creative side.
Thank you so much for the poetry-beautiful work!
Oh wow, that’s really nice!! Can we hope for more poetry in future posts?
Hard to say. This kind of creativity, at least for me,
is kind of just a spur of the moment thing. Maybe in another
month when I post again something else will pop up.