Monday, April 7, 2014

Flyaway Home

Like a bird, can I fly away home, flyaway home again?

Is there a place where I can roam, where I can roam,

over a wooded glen?

Like a bird I search for a nest, I search for a place to be,

If I keep searching will I finally find, finally find

a nesting place for me?

If I try can I sing a new song, sing a new song of the sea?

From desert to ocean I've found a new home, found a new home,

found a new nest just for me.

~Kathie Adams Brown (April 7, 2014)

After driving 2700 miles from Tucson to Maine I am finally settling in to my new nest in Brunswick. Two weeks after arriving here I left to go to Florida with my mother where we visited my brother. Of course, while I was there I counted birds. I am still going through those photos while trying to stay current with blogging about all the new birds I am seeing. You can read all the latest updates on my blog, Kathie's Birds as well as read about my epic search for the Florida Scrub Jay while I was there. It was while I was in Florida that I missed my first ever BiF monthly blogpost. For anyone who was waiting for it, I do apologize. 

Migration has begun and new birds are arriving everyday. I've already counted 40 species of birds in my new yard and I am liking my new life so far. In the morning the song sparrows sing me awake and at dusk I watch the sky fade to darkness while American Woodcocks fill the twilight with a chorus of buzzy "peents!" I never thought I would have Woodcocks for yard birds! Thank you for reading my blogposts. I so enjoy reading your comments!

Canada Goose on nest at Great Meadows Wildlife Meadows, Massachusetts 2012


  1. So glad to hear you are settling in your new home. My, you have certainly lived in many places. I hope you really enjoy Brunswick. Your poem and accompanying photographs are wonderful! Beautiful post!

    1. Thank you Julie! I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to reply!