One of the neatest things I’ve ever seen and heard was a very large group of migratory geese, and other birds, that had stopped at Mackay Island.
There were white and brown geese, several different water birds and different kinds of ducks. It was just a beautiful scene.
I read an article the other day that we are losing billions of birds and started thinking about what they bring to us and mean to us. I am hopeful that since more people are in tune with the environment, their population numbers will improve.
They paint the world with sound and grace,
And make this earth a better place.
Bring crystal colors to our eyes;
Formations that adorn our skies.
They place a light upon our paths,
And make us wish that we could soar
Over the clouds, above the trees -
Or float upon a summer breeze.
Only a few that speak at night;
But with the early morning light
We hear their calling in the wind,
And hear their trilling songs again.
They share our earth and own the sky
Like dancers simply passing by -
Or singers, singing different tunes,
Or different flowers in full bloom.
Flying low, or soaring fast,
A play with an assorted cast,
The freedom in their lofty wings,
Can glide into and light our dreams.
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Photo by Trevor Robinson.