“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”- William Shakespeare
Here amidst the thorny arms,
a Curve Billed Thrasher builds a nesting home
a complicated blend of sticks and twigs
nestled deep in a green cactus fortress
where the female will brood and rest
on their beautiful blue speckled eggs.
Aggressive birds, they are fierce and brave,
seldom shying away- doing whatever it takes
to protect their tiny feathery fledglings
from coyotes, roadrunners, and snakes.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s Note: I came upon this Thrasher nest on my morning walk one day. I am amazed at the detail in construction, and how they fly in/out of this tight space without getting thorns!
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