[TN-Bird] Re: The Slough Revisited

  • From: Lyda Phillips <lydap@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "shelbyforester1223@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <shelbyforester1223@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:40:38 +0000


Lyda Phillips
(301) 518-7538
From: tn-bird-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <tn-bird-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of 
van harris <shelbyforester1223@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 12:29:21 PM
To: tn-birds
Subject: [TN-Bird] The Slough Revisited

On this bright spring-like day

Driving south on North Watkins,

Observing the trees

With their new leaves and catkins,

On approaching the slough,

I gave it glance,

Not really hopeful.,

just on the off chance

That something unusual

Might be in store

It's not that far-fetched,

It's happened before.

In a tall cypress tree

O'er the tan, flooded water

A long tail, a curved neck!

Could that be a Darter??????

A quick turn around

For a much closer peek,

A white patch of wing!

And a bayonet beak!

Sure enough, there it is!

By gosh and by jinga!

At the Watkins Street Slough

There is an Anhinga!

Van Harris
Millington, TN
Shelby County

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