|Gambel's Quail at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, AZ|
To all the birds I loved before
Who flew past my windows or my door,
|Black-capped Chickadee in Andover, MA|
You’ve made me feel at home,
I dedicate this poem,
|House Finches in Corona de Tucson, AZ|
To all the birds I loved before.
To all the birds I like to spot,
And may I say I’ve seen a lot,
|Great Egret at Reid park in Tucson, AZ|
You bring me so much bliss,
I know I’ll always miss,
|Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Lisbon Falls, ME|
all the birds I loved before!
|Cattle Egrets and White-faced Ibis near the Salton Sea, CA|
The winds of change are always blowing,
And I keep moving far away,
|Brewer's Sparrow at Michael Perry Park in Tucson, AZ|
But with every state I live in,
I see more birds everyday!
To all the birds I count each day,
You make me smile while you play,
|White-winged Dove and Mourning Dove in my backyard in Tucson, AZ|
I love to see you fly
Or bathe before my eyes,
|Rufous, Broad-tailed, and Magnificent Hummingbirds on Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, AZ|
You are the birds I loved before
|Cactus Wren in Tucson, AZ|
And I can’t wait to see some more!
~Kathie Adams Brown (August 6, 2014)
|Willet at Reid State Park in Maine|
I had a little fun this month playing with that old Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias song, To All The Girls I Loved Before. I used it as a pattern but totally changed the words to fit my birding passion! I hope it makes you smile! I am having fun Birding in Maine!
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