Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Bird Sanctuary - Reprise

A Mycteria Ibis image from Wikimedia Commons

The Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It occurs in Africa south of the Sahara and in Madagascar. Its a medium-sized stork. Length: 97 cm; average body weight for males: 2.3 kg; for females: 1.9 kg. Plumage mainly pinkish-white with black wings and tail; bill yellow, blunt, and decurved at tip. Immature birds are greyish brown with dull greyish brown bill, dull orange face and brownish legs. The similar Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is an Asian bird.

The Yellow-billed Stork is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

The Bird Sanctuary

You guys keep watching
And I do my best, ignore
Your constant invasions.
I high step shallows,
Fishing for my next feeding
And you guys disturb
All the little ones.

They rush from me as if it
Was all my own fault.

Can't you mind your own business?

Written November 18,2008
First posted February 14, 2009
Image added March 26, 2013

No comments:

Post a Comment

The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

Get Your Own Visitor Map!