Fly free; fly high.
Wings wafted upward by gentle breeze.
Soar above the land.
Wings buffeted by gusty wind.
Survey the land below.
Seek forage from land, sea and sky.
Toil under the sun splendid creatures resplendently garbed.
Find rest in night's stillness and quietude.
The flock enjoys its lot and is happy in its work.
Create parallel V formations with masterly precision.
Exchange positions seamlessly between flight commander and avian crew.
A one minded community.
I watch below, beguiled, straining to see whirls of graceful fluidity.
Birds hover and swoosh upward to join swirling comrades.
Birds of a feather flock together in reverence and one in purpose.
Fly away; fly away.
Winged angels of the sky.
We hope to see you at one of our presentation's on Backyard Birds at a local library near you! Read our post to see dates and times: https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=57966
Martha Martin has been a UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener in Stanislaus County since 2022.