Enchanting Schwarzwald (Satis Shroff)
Schwarzwald Diary: Easter Scribblings (Satis Shroff)
The table is set with painted Easter eggs,
And two self baked lambs.
Outside you can hear the feathered friends
Tweeting and chirping joyously.
The festival of resurrection has become
An avian feast in the Schwarzwald.
The dawn goddess Eosire has brought us blessings.
Two gold finches appeared looking for tidbits.
The wooden nest on the backyard is frequented by big and small birds.
A shy woodpecker is busy gathering corns.
A pair of noisy magpies come by.
A jay dashes to plunder the nest.
Two blackbirds are waiting patiently in the bush,
As blue tits flutter to have their share;
Followed by a curious green tit and a finch.
After lunch a bullfinch appears on the hillside,
Only to be frightened by a pair of obnoxious crows.
‘It's our revier, ' they seem to assert.
High in the sky a kite and two buzzards
Are carrying out sorties languidly.
The bushes begin to shake with sparrows
A young chaffinch rolls a pine cone with its small beak.
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