Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hawk Amongst Us

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The MadSnapper found
Blue Jay feathers on the ground
The hawk had dined,
The MadSnapper whined.
As the hawk flew away, 
He was heard to say
Oh, was this your bird? Hawkward!


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Making the best of the situation, as he flew away,
MadSnapper picked up the feathers and came in to play.

Original photo

21 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Their very beautiful, and you can really tell it's a blue jay. Love your edits!! They feature just the feathers, as a fitting tribute to our blue friend. I love your poem! It tells the whole story. Are there many hawks around there?

Mildred said...

The edits are beautiful. I can remember collecting feathers from the yard when I was a kid.

Julie said...

What beautiful colours on Mr Birdie feathers
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Ann said...

Well, this worked out well for everyone but the bluejay. Those feathers are really pretty and I like the edits that you did.

Karen said...

We see the hungry hawks circling in the sky here. The blue jays feathers are such a bright blue.

Gayle said...

As Council for the hawk, this is circumstantial evidence ;)
The Blue Jays are a beautiful bird. This one will be missed.

Pam Jackson said...

Hoping that the bird lost the those feathers the natural way and not from another bird scaring them out of him.

Hootin' Anni said...

cool edit! did you know that blue jay feathers are actually ALL brown & not a trace of blue? (it's the light reflection)

Chatty Crone said...

Great poem.

I am a little sad for the blue jay - but it is reality!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Nature's way... something for everyone, even the jay, for now, it is remembered forever in the ether... YAM xx

Madi and Mom said...

The pecking order in Nature is rough....but at least you found the positive

Hugs madi your bfff
PS off to the vet at 1 pm my tummy was really upset this morning. Sighs old age is not for sissies right?

photowannabe said...

Awww...too sad but it really is The Circle of Life.
Love the techniques you used on the feathers.
Hawkward...haha....Love it

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh, that's sad but the feathers are very pretty.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Awww! Don't like it when one of "my' birds is taken.You did get some good pictures though.

Denise inVA said...

Sad for the Blue Jay but Hawks have to survive too. The gift of the feathers is awesome and I love your effects, and the poem. You are a very clever and creative lady :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

When we were living in VA, I sadly saw a male cardinal meet a similar fate and all that remained were feathers. I know that everything is someone's dinner, but it was still a sad event. Bluejays can be annoying, but they are colorful birds as are cardinals. Now, starlings and grackles are a different story and I wonder why a hawk doesn't get more of them.

Mevely317 said...

Your second image with the clouds is so poignant. Now thinking about that hymn, "I'll fly away ..."
I suppose there's a use for hawks, but I can't think of one. (I think I hate him very much right now.)

The Gang at LLB said...

Gorgeous! Love all the feathery details!

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful photo art!

rebecca haegele said...

Well, I always feel if blue jays were nicer birds I would feel worse about their demise.

jandi said...

Simply stunning!