Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Anhinga ABC's




















S is for Snakebird
N is for No way am i getting any closer
A is for a seriously Agile neck
K is for Killer beak action
E is for “i am not the Enemy!”
B is for “Back off, anyway, lady!”
I is for Increasing irritation
R is for Rage —
D is for Dashing away, just in time!

linking to one shot wednesday


(and for those of you who want to learn more about the anhinga, click here)

29 comments:

LauraX said...

lilylovekin said...

Wonderful!

poemblaze said...

A fun acrostic poem!

Pat Hatt said...

Never heard of a snakebird but you really described it well, nice one!

S. Etole said...

he doesn't appear to be a happy camper ...

Brian Miller said...

intriguing...dont know that i have ever seen one...nice write too...

Teri said...

Very interesting bird, Leslie. Are they local to where you live? Do they migrate to and fro? I guess I might just have to Google it and find out more about it.

Elizabeth Young said...

You've written about this in a fun way which I enjoyed. Thank you!

ayala said...

Leslie, nice and fun ! :)

wolfsrosebud said...

Nice picture... where are they found.

Cello-in said...

Hehehe! love the poem, didn't know / never heard of snakesbird but I have a fair understanding.

I just awarded you a Best Blog award on my current post. Thank you for taking wonderful pictures for me to fill my evenings with.

Zyvu xx

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

oi, you proper little alice, i love your conversation with birds! i sincerely hope it was youdashing? that beak and that posture!!!
family to the herons, d'you think? she may have thought you were a fish too difficult to handle, because of the lens?
[so stop it already, woolf!]
n♥

Tracy said...

No... he doesn't too, too friendly, does he? I've not seen a snakebird before. I was wondering if they are related to herons too... very interesting! I always learn so much when I visit here, Leslie :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Beth said...

Love the acrostic! He's not a particularly attractive bird ---more of a dangerous look to him. Wow --- that neck!
Cool pic--glad you got away in tact! :-)

Leslie said...

I've added a link in the post, for those of you who want to learn more about this beautiful and fascinating water bird :)

becky said...

A truly distinctive swamp bird! Love the markings but the turkey neck is downright ugly.

Asobime said...

LOved this poem!

Your description was wonderful....I love the form of this poem, too.

Thank you!!

Lady Nyo

Claudia said...

never saw a snakebird in my life...but this was pretty cool

Noelle Renee said...

Great and scary way to learn the alphabet! I too am seeing this fowl for the first time. Mighty interesting. I am sure that he serves a purpose in the evolution of things, and by gosh, someone likes him! Great photo, les!
xoxo,
Noelle
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Rasii said...

I like how as the piece flows down it not only links to the image, but it makes you feel what was thought when the shot was taken.

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

That is one funky bird (and one cool poem!)!

Victoria said...

This is a fun one, Leslie. We had an Audubon exhibit at our museum last year and that was my first introduction to a snake bird.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bom registo de linda Ave...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Cristina L. said...

What a wonderful bird!!

your blog is very cute!!!!!!

Lady-Pa said...

so so cute


do you want to take a look at my outfit?

xoxo

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joanna said...

that is one crazy-looking bird! fun write! :)

Leo said...

Beautiful description of your encounter! :) Thanks!

My One Shot ~ A Poetic World

Shashi said...

I had to click on the link to see for myself... the beauty of the bird... thanks for sharing ... I liked the way you have described the 'Snake Bird'


Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Celestial Dreamz said...

such vivid picturesque description :) fun to read ...