In our area, he’s a leader
in emptying a full bird-feeder.
At daylight, he usually beats a path
to drink from the lawn bird bath.
And after he saw two big crows do it,
he helped himself to the small birds’ suet.
If the neighborhood cat becomes a pest,
he hustles back to his tree-top nest.
And if there happens to be a hawk in the sky,
he stays out of sight ’til danger’s passed by.
He’s a pest; that’s a fact I’ll not belabor;
he’s also my bright-eyed bushy-tailed neighbor.