To a nesting pair


They returned in March to last year’s abode…

the nest pole located on Oyster Pond Road.

The info for which this photo begs:

he stands guard, while she’s sitting on eggs.

He hears my camera snapping nearby,

and focuses on me his evil eye.

And I know if I continue to gawk,

both birds will begin to loudly squawk.

So I pack my gear and accede to his wishes

by withdrawing through the heavy bushes.

I promise myself to do my best

to stay away until little ones are in the nest.