The Northern Cardinal

If you’ve ever heard and seen this brilliantly lovely and lively bird,

you’d have to think it’s a cardinal sin

only in seven that it’s the state bird in.

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The Unviewed Blue Mockingbird

A skulker with a beautiful blue hue

If you want to get a mockingbird view

make sure you don’t say a word

or worse yet go hachoo

otherwise you’ll be a viewless sulker.

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The Clay-Colored Thrush

While plentiful it certainly is not beautiful.

No Quetzal,

it’s colors are decidedly not resplendent.

No Hummingbird.

it’s not behaviorally magnificient.

No Macaw,

it’s not worthy of awe.

Annoyingly singing and singing and singing,

never going hush,

to name that thrush Costa Rica’s national bird

they really must have been in a rush.

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The Resplendant Quetzal

It doesn’t seem fair

but rather foul

that the Resplendant Quetzal

who may be the loveliest bird of all

rhymes with mescal and pretzel.

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The Black-Chinned Hummingbird

When heard zipping by I lurched and spinned.

Yet flight unseen was I chagrinned!

However once perched then viewed I grinned

at that diminutive Black-Chinned.

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Cock of the Rock

From a blind on a deck

I saw at dawn frenetic male Cock of the Rocks at their lek

flamboyantly and loudly putting on a display

to attract a very choosy lady

of whom they would hope one would say

what the heck I will give that big boy more than a peck.

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The Chickadee

For one second you may see a lovely little chubby Chickadee,

then quickadee you don’t.

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The Great Kiskadee

The Kiskadees have a trait

in which repeatedly they call kis-ka-dee, kis-ka-dee, kis-ka-dee

So now you know why they are great.

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Snowy Egrets

The showy Snowy Egrets

patiently wait on rocks

while stalking their prey.

Then they make their move,

either ending up with a fish

or becoming full of regrets.

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The Auks

I tried to get a flock of auks to talk

but all they did was gawk.

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