Purplerays

Together first they plan a nest,
And where and how to build it best,
Ere she begins from day to day
To count the eggs she has to lay.
Then he must help her sit and watch
Until the little household hatch,
And then provide the fitting food
To satisfy the hungry brood.

Soon they are bold enough to wing
Short flights with endless twittering;
And then, on pinions strong, prepare
Long voyages in upper air.
For Southward, swifter than the Snow
From Ghostland speeding, must they go. 

John Bannister Tabb

Artist Andrew Hutchinson
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/

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