Connie's Books:
As Humans We Seek To Understand
Rhyme Some Words to Have Some Fun
To Understand the Why
Fly With Our Feathered Friends
Bird Poems & Mother Nature

Tell Me What You Think:

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Audio Poetry Collection:

Audio Poems By Connie

Photos and More Audio Poems:
Gallery of Photos and Audio Bird songs

Happiness With Tiny Anna Hummingbirds:

Hummingbird Photos & Story of A Special Visit, A Female
Hummingbird Photos & Listen to his song or warning call

Hummingbird Poems:

The Tiny Hummingbird, Starts The Day
They Know He Is A Sweet Little Gem
The Hummingbird Trusts Me
Audio Poem Click to Listen - The Hummingbird Trusts Me

A Poem About Hummingbirds

Audio Poem Click to Listen - His Song is a Sweet Melody
Or read the Poem:

His Song is a Sweet Melody

A cold and windy morning
Seems to have come our way

Overcast and dreary
Begins this autumn day

The changing season is apparent
You can tell
From the amount of sunlight

Gone are the long days of summer
Darkness comes earlier each night

The Hummingbird is singing
High up in the tree

It is easy to see his silhouette
His song is a sweet melody

Having more than one feeder
Helps to sustain the Hummingbirds

With territorial behavior
Lots of chattering can be heard

In the West
Hummingbirds visit all year long

Filling the feeder during the winter
Will help to keep them strong

Connie S. Soto
October 04, 2010

Momma & Baby Hummingbird
It looks like baby is hungry

Warning Call From the Hummingbird

The Coopers Hawk has been relentless this year.
He should have flown south but stays to dine
on my wild birds that come to eat in the yard.
The Hummer flies high and warns the other
birds that he is in the yard.

The Coopers Hawk Balances on Small Branches

A Poem For Dad - To Understand The Why
A Poem For Family - Old Fashioned Remedy
A Poem For All Time 1914 - I See You Smile

A Short Poem - Find Our Way
A Poem - To Deceive

Poems About Life:

Simply A Matter Of Choice
Pink Slips Are Coming Any Day
Impending Doom
Treasure It More

Poems from the field:

Poem - Golden Eagle

Audio Poem Click to Listen - For All the Little Things
Or read the Poem:

For All the Little Things

We have spent our life together
We would not have it
Any other way

I am glad you are always near
It comforts me
More than I can say

You hold me close
If I am sad
You warm my heart
When you hold my hand

For all the little things
You always do for me
They count more than you know
I am glad that you love me

Connie S. Soto
February 2, 2010

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Vger, My Sweet Little Kitty
Or read the Poem:

Vger, My Sweet Little Kitty

I feel this love for my kitty
Who has been with me for years
I do not want to be without her
As she ages
It brings about that fear

I took her to the doctor
This bleak and dreary night
I hoped my love for her
Could give her the strength
So that everything
Would be all right

We would like a little more time
My sweet little kitty and me
She is more important
Than I can say
She is part of my family

I treasure the time
I have with her
I know that she loves me
In my arms she always purrs
So happy to be with me

Connie S. Soto
March 28, 2010

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Learning is What we Do
Or read the Poem:

Learning is What we Do

It is important to us
As individuals that
We feel valued

When we do not feel valued
We feel anxious
Vulnerable and discouraged

Learning is what we do
Because we are human
We know that it is true

A little effort everyday
Is sure to help us
To find our way

It is a natural desire
To seek comfort
From one another

A little love can provide
A little commitment
To each other

Our emotions and our intellect
Guides the choices
That we make

Focus with objective thoughts
Provides attention to detail

Choices from this process
Helps us all
So that we can prevail

Connie S. Soto
May 10, 2010

Enjoy Your Loved Ones Everyday!

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Keeping Them in Your Heart
Or read the Poem:

Keeping Them in Your Heart

As humans it is inevitable
That we will experience loss
Even though what we feel is individual
It always takes time to react to the loss

It is a fact
Humans constantly experience change
After a loss
Nothing will be the same

A broken heart
Is filled with pain
Learning to live with the void
Is quite a strain

What we took for granted
Is no longer there
We adjust, we adapt
A new way to live
Is here

Even though death is
A natural part of life
We are naturally resilient
Even though it causes strife

Feelings of intense yearning
Where you know life will forever change
To be without them
The emptiness feels strange

To come to terms
Is what you have to do
Keeping them in your heart
Is important too

Connie S. Soto
August 30, 2014

Click to see how Nova was rescued as a kitten
In the Gallery of Babies

Kitty Rescue Poem - Abandoned in a Field

Click on the Zebra Finch or Keyka
To find the Gallery of Babies

Zebra Finch and Other Babies - Gallery of Babies

Keyka Zebra Finch DOB Sept. 10, 2012 - Gallery of Babies

Finch Babies in a Nest of Dove Feathers

A Poem About Hawks

Audio Poem Click to Listen - A Sparrow Hawk
Or read the Poem:

A Sparrow Hawk

An American Kestrel
Is what they mostly call
This hawk today

A Sparrow Hawk
For this smallest
Falcon of prey

The Kestrel usually hunts
In an open field
It can hover
Using rapid wing beats
Scanning the ground
For a meal

Courtship dives
Are a common display
Bringing her food
Is another way

This brilliant colorful
Bird of prey
Chooses a mate
For a lifetime stay

Connie S. Soto
September 26, 2010

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Damp and Dreary
Or read the Poem:

Damp and Dreary

The wild birds are late today
The stormy night
Has kept them away

They must be
Snuggled up keeping warm
Soon they will
Have to brave the storm

The rain fell hard
The wind was howling
The damp and dreary
Cold was chilling

It has rained for several days
There will be no sun
Again today

Connie S. Soto
March 20, 2011

Audio Poem Click to Listen - We are Energized by Motivation
Or read the Poem:

We are Energized by Motivation

Purpose is part of being human
It is more important
Than you might imagine

Curiosity is a natural tendency
That gives you determination
To have purpose
Is to have motivation

Our instincts are not conscious
We naturally thrive on challenges
We are energized by motivation
This works to our advanatage

Autonomy matters
For purpose and survival
Goals and intent
Are used for approval

The need to know the goal
To be accomplished
Helps to understand the purpose
That is established

To understand behavior
Which comes from human needs
Is to understand the purpose
Which can put you at ease

Environmental factors
Sometimes prevents success
Very often they cause
Humans a lot of stress

Rewards may be tempting
They tend to stifle humans in the end
They do not help you to learn
Encouragement with interest
Is a better trend

Focused energy with interest
Creates the ability to act
With your own free will
Success is where it is at

Connie S. Soto
April 25, 2011

In Memory of Silvy
April 3, 2003 - August 15, 2015

Northern Harrier in flight

Baby Morning Dove

Peace is Here

Snow in the Foothills

A Cloud Bank

A Cloud

Trees Provide Life

Much Needed Rain Arrives

Rain Gives Life

Spring Starts With Growth

A Turkey Made From a Stone

My Favorite Fairy

A little poetry by Connie

Take Time For Family

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Emotional Extortion
Or read the Poem:

Emotional Extortion

Our own personality traits
Are not always easy to understand
It is usually consistent throughout life
It is not something we planned

Each person is unique in their own right
Your behavior and personality characteristics
Can provide for a little insight

Self worth and
The fundamental right to respect
As a human being
Give us the ability to succeed
Stand out and be seen

Personality traits are typically
Type A or Type B
Type A is a bit impatient
Type B is just the opposite

Lots of words come to mind
When you think of emotional extortion
This type of person use psychological manipulation
And emotional exploitation

With an imbalance of power
Feelings of frustration occur
Their intention is to nullify you
Making you feel insecure

To get what they want
Seems to be their goal
Feelings of intimidation
Gives them control

Their strategy includes emotional blackmail
Feigning ignorance, guilt, lying or denying

Manipulators look for weakness
To use as triggers
Making excuses, sarcasm, critical comments
Hit you without warning of the dangers

Do not let them manipulate you
Be confident, have self respect
It is the least you can do

Connie S. Soto
April 14, 2019

Introducing VinneyV - Who Happily Sings

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Common Sense
Or read the Poem:

Common Sense

Whether behavior is because
Of what we want or what we know
Or whether it is because
Of what we think others want or know

Common sense is the result
Of basic ability to understand
It is what you believe to be true
Of what nearly all other people understand

This shared perception
Fits with social expectations
The majority of people believe in common sense
It was not attained by any special education

Common sense from yesterday
May not be pertinent
It may be bias passed along from each generation
Or from hindsight from yesterday

Experience and sound judgment
Makes a person reliable
Being practical with common sense
People view them as credible

When you hear someone say
Don't you have any common sense today
Think of it this way

It is either what we want or what we know
Maybe it will be discounted
Or left for tomorrow

Connie S. Soto
April 07, 2019

Life is One Day at a Time

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Peace of Mind
Or read the Poem:

Peace of Mind

To wake up early
To see the sun rise
Is a great way
To start the day

Spring flowers are in bloom
Despite the chilly nights
The days are getting longer
The weather feels just right

I can feel a slight breeze
In the air
I can see the hummingbirds
Looking for nectar to share

Some trees are filled with blossoms
The leaves are close behind
I hear chatter from the bird feeder
It gives me peace of mind

Come rain or shine
Appreciate each day
Life is a gift to treasure
It is the only way

Connie S. Soto
March 27, 2019

Always Listen To Your Instincts

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Intuition Is a Gift
Or read the Poem:

Intuition Is a Gift

Intuition is the feeling
From unconscious information
In our brain
The subconscious sends signals
Through our nerves
Which sometimes are hard to explain

We are wise to listen
To subconscious feelings
It can bridge the gap
Between experience and analytical thinking

The brain automatically updates
Before it can reach your conscious awareness
But analytical thinking takes time
Intuition is a gift that is tremendous

Thoughts that we act upon
Do not always have to be deliberate or rational
We can depend on that gut feeling
It is typically infallible

To know without knowing why
Are the emotions that make us feel connected
Listen to our instincts
It is how we have always survived

Connie S. Soto
March 18, 2019

Freedom is Important

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Human Culture Is Complex
Or read the Poem:

Human Culture Is Complex

America is changing
We are no longer one culture
One language or one American nationality
Are we becoming fractured
Due to racial diversity

We were strong
As one nation and one people
We were free
Under the constitution

Change sometimes happens
Before evolution can adjust
Adaptive adjustments and communication
Is a must

Our culture
Is part of our evolution
Our history makes a difference
It is part of the present

Human culture is complex
What we believe
Is psychological
The acquisition to share knowledge
Is possible

Through our eyes
The world is focused from experience
Within our minds
What we strive for
Can make a difference

The need to conform can be greater
Than personal opinion or experience
To adapt seems crucial
Even if it means obedience

Conformity is a human trait
It varies across different cultures
Language provides the ability
To comprehend the beliefs of others

Money has a strong tendency
To rule
Common goals tend
To bind us together

Shared knowledge is a key
For unity
What is diversity
Will it keep us free

Connie S. Soto
March 08, 2019

Life's Lessons

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Despite Your Past
Or read the Poem:

Despite Your Past

A loving mother is not automatic
Because she gave birth
Unconditional love could have
Instilled some self-worth

Because your mother
Was unresponsive to your needs
Did you hide your pain
Caused by her misdeeds

To grow up this way
Does not make you feel secure
Self determination can help
You overcome your fears

To heal is not easy
The pain needs to be acknowledged
Learning how to handle negative emotions
Can be managed

With your ability to become self reliant
The value of mindfulness can bring you far
As you develop self esteem
You can be accepted for who you are

Humans are not perfect
Mistakes happen
Believe in yourself
Live your life with passion

Happiness doesn't occur
Because of external conditions
Despite your past
You can forgive and start your own traditions

Connie S. Soto
February 12, 2019

Family Time Together is Important

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Family Is Forever
Or read the Poem:

Family Is Forever

A sense of belonging can happen
Even when life is complicated
Quality time together
Makes us feel connected

Without distractions
Family time together can develop trust
A strong family bond
With a support system is a must

Working together
Helps manage your time with one another
A positive attitude
Teaches values and encourages each other

Differences are important
Individuality makes us unique in every way
There is no pressure to be the same
It is vital to listen to what they say

Memories are created
Each time you get together
The concept of families always change
Hopefully for the better

Family time together
Bonds you in a special way
Family is forever
Today and everyday

Connie S. Soto
December 16, 2018

Electronics Is Part of The Digital Age

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Electronics is a Way of Life
Or read the Poem:

Electronics is a Way of Life

The digital world
That we rely on
Has become a big part
Of our culture

The computer's susceptibility
To hackers
Can disrupt control
Of the Internets infrastructure

Can near total dependence
Be around the corner

Will confidence and controls
Become stronger

Electronics is a way of life
The risks can be disruptive

Chaos is not what we want
Reliability has to come from
Being productive

Secured systems have
Already been infiltrated

Understanding the problem
Develop and test
Effective responses is needed

Stability is critical
To the fundamentals of humanity

Improvements to our systems
Provide hope as we improve our abilities

Addiction is too easy
When you carry electronic devices

Remember to look up
Mother Nature
Is full of surprises

Connie S. Soto
October 25, 2018

Veena Kitty, Is Part of My Family

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Learn To Accept Family
Or read the Poem:

Learn To Accept Family

Sometimes adult children and parents
Do not get along
The first thing a parent thinks
Is what did they do wrong

This is not the case
Parents are human
They make mistakes

Children make their own choices
They are who they are
To view their childhood with compassion
Is better by far

Your upbringing is where you came from
Whether it was good or bad
To accept the reality of what it was
Doesn't have to be sad

We see the world more clearly
When we deal with our thoughts and feelings
Try not to let our emotions get the better of us
Life does have more meaning

Obstacles in life
Come and go
To be resilient
Is how we stretch and grow

Remember it is always okay
To agree
To disagree

It is human to feel anger
But it is important to listen
To let anger ruin a relationship
Is a difficult lesson

Anger feels demeaning
And condescending
Feeling as though you are being judged
Is so distressing

When you care
The rational mind
Helps to forgive
When we value someone
We need
To be supportive

Learn to accept family
They are who they are
Help them to accept you
You are who you are

Connie S. Soto
September 09, 2018

Introducing Waddles, A Lone Duck

Audio Poem Click to Listen - A Sense of Purpose
Or read the Poem:

A Sense of Purpose

Never under estimate
Your place in the work world
Is a huge transition
Freedom from work means
You can fully appreciate
Your new mission

When you worked
Human contact was automatic
When you retire
Creating connections
Is not that automatic

Your colleague's world
Still revolves around work
They are not always friends
Pressure, stress and meetings for you
Came to an end

A spouse does not fill
The social connection
A sense of purpose
Is your new question

Change occurs
Your entire life
In retirement loss of the familiar
Can produce feelings of strife

Anxiety and depression is common
Who you are is changing
Private time is objective
Loneliness is a powerful feeling

Nurture your relationships
A little peace is ideal
Starting over will help define you
Removing the detachment you feel

Social media is not
A substitute for loneliness
Real social connections are critical
To remove feelings of emptiness

You waited for free time without commitments
Now life can have more meaning
Purpose helps find your identity
Never stop growing

To have someone to trust
Is imperative
Keeping connected
Is an important prerogative

Live life with passion
As if there is no tomorrow
Treasure each day
Can bring happiness
Not sorrow

Connie S. Soto
August 18, 2018

Relax, Listen and Enjoy Mother Nature

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Listening Is a Skill
Or read the Poem:

Listening Is A Skill

Because humans are anxious
To be heard
Sometimes it is hard
To suppress our words

Listening is a skill
That creates understanding
This insight is a benefit
When communicating

Both verbal and nonverbal behavior
Is very effective for communication
This honest appraisal can provide insight
Into their emotions

Human nature has perfected
The nonverbal behavior over the years
It comes automatic
Whether it is happiness or fears

To pay close attention without distractions
Convey the message if we listen to it
It is not always what you say
But how you say it

Even though listening is a skill
Used to your advantage
Body language quickly gives it away
If you are disengaged

Taking time to really listen and ask questions
Can validate others
Despite the need to be heard
Listening empowers
Both ourselves and others

Connie S. Soto
July 24, 2018

Enjoy Life, One Day At A Time

Audio Poem Click to Listen - The Younger Generation
Or read the Poem:

The Younger Generation

Time has changed
From each generation
To the next
Kids spent more time
To play outside
Now mostly they text

Less face time
Provides less interaction
Virtual reality will be normal
To the new generation

A higher education
Will help them do their best
Jobs without it
Will most likely pay less

Leaving home takes longer
For the younger generation
Part of the reason
Is the cost of inflation

A passion for reading
Is getting lost
It is sad because it is
Too great a cost

Humans could not function
Without change
Hopefully society adopts the ones
That is not too strange

Connie S. Soto
May 18, 2018

Trees and Plants Are Vital

Audio Poem Click to Listen - A Feeling of Peace
Or read the Poem:

A Feeling of Peace

Leaving troubled days behind
Is a must
Life is always changing
Nature is closely connected
To us

Have you heard
That the earth is called
A green planet
Do humans take trees and plants
For granted

Trees and plants
Provide food, clean air and water
Without them life would not exist
Caring for them really
Does matter

Sitting in silence
Under a tree
Might be the solace
That we need

A slight breeze
Fills the air
A feeling of peace
Can be found there

One day at a time
Live like there is
No tomorrow
Seek a little tranquility
Without any sorrow

Connie S. Soto
May 09, 2018

In a Free Society - Your Choice Matters

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Freedom And Choice
Or read the Poem:

Freedom And Choice

Human brains are limited
When it comes to multitasking
Switching back and forth
For each task
Is so distracting

Technology can hinder our attention
In different ways
Lack of concentration causes us to
Filter out irrelevant information
In a way

How many times a day
Do we check our phone
Are we vulnerable to being addicted
The answer may be unknown

The virtual world
Filters who people really are
Reality is more honest
By far

Freedom and choice
Is most empowering
Limiting your exposure
Can be refreshing

To focus on the here and now
Is rewarding
To notice your surrounding
Is very satisfying

Cyberspace will continue
To change the way we live
To focus on what really matters
Is key

Quality of life is what
We strive for
Both for you
And for me

Connie S. Soto
April 22, 2018

Adhere to Your Own Beliefs

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Raising Offspring For a Life of Their Own
Or read the Poem:

Raising Offspring For a Life of Their Own

Your relationship with parents change
In your twenties
The transition to self reliance and independence
Bring challenges and intergenerational differences

Being authentic
Is part of your individuality
Socially and psychologically
You can search for the reality

Because we are human
Means we have imperfections
Constant change is demanding
Which requires our attention

Less priority is given to parents
Which can cause frustration
Values are discarded
By the next generation

Sometimes even parents
That seem to do everything right
Is not close to their offspring
Who provides no insight

To strive for acceptance
Works better than conflict or estrangement
Raising offspring for a life of their own
Is the best choice for a parent

So often miles
Separate families
Not like traditional times
Where family bonds were sustained happily

To look back in hindsight
Wishing you spent more time together
Is a sad reality for families
Who sincerely love each other

It seems too common
Parents and offspring cannot interact
To know each other as an adult
Is a bond you would rather not lack

Connie S. Soto
January 29, 2018

Creativity is Key

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Giving Your All
Or read the Poem:

Giving Your All

To settle for less
Will never do
Creativity is the way
To make dreams come true

Laughter can help
So we can rest
Giving your all
Helps to make life the best

Connie S. Soto
January 16, 2018

Can We Imagine 300 Years Ago

Audio Poem Click to Listen - A Nanny or a Kid
Or read the Poem:

A Nanny or a Kid

Did you ever wonder why
Children are called kids
After all
A baby goat
Is really a kid

Did you ever wonder why
A sitter is called a nanny
After all
A Momma goat
Is really a nanny

Is it just slang
Or a metaphor
After all
It has been around
For three hundred years or more

The sound of a baby goat
Was compared to
The sound of a child's cries

Baby goats are so very cute
Children are too
This is no surprise

Society is left
Sharing these names
Whether it is
A nanny or a kid
It is
All the same

Connie S. Soto
July 17, 2016

Talk to Yourself

Audio Poem Click to Listen - No Matter What
Or read the Poem:

No Matter What

Talk to yourself in the image
Of when you were little

Little person
I know your fears
I know your dreams

Trust me that
I will never abandon you
Trust me that
I will never harm you

No matter what
I will always take care of you
No matter what
I will always love you

Connie S. Soto
April 07, 1983

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Bird Photos:

American Avocet
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Relationship Poems:

Tender Acts of Kindness
Our Journey Together
Complete Trust
Sending Out Some Clues
What Is A Sister
My Sister, My Friend

Wedding Poems & Photos:

Forever Treasured, Jennifer & Darren
Carla, A Lovely Bride
Forever Anniversary
Loss, Special Memories, Judy & Bill
The Father And The Bride - For Jim
On A Farm - Jeanne & Gary
As You Begin - Barney & Kathy

Wedding Photos:
Jennifer & Greg
Daryl & Mary

Photo Restorations:

Gallery One
Gallery Two
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Gallery Four
Gallery Five
Gallery Six
Gallery Seven
Gallery Eight
Gallery Nine

Devin's Corner:

Devin - Push Scooters
Devin - Scooter Fun
Grandpa & Devin make a Scooter Ramp
A Little Time with Grandpa
Spending Time with Grandpa
Devin & Snow - A Little Silkie
Fly the Pirate's Kite
Devin Plays Soccer
Devin Skateboarding
Devin Draws
Nathan Strube - RIP

Marilyn's Corner:

Poem For Eric - A Salute To You Grandson
Cousin Poem - Mediocre Would Not Do
Cousin Poem - Remember When
Dominique - Mt Hood Washington
Winter Scarves - A Surprise from You

Judy's Corner:

Anniversary Poem - Love from a daughter
Cousin Loss Poem By Susie - Angie
Thank-you to Grandma Poem - By Kristi

Krystyl's Corner:
A Mix of photos

Family Corner:

A Few Generations
A Family Circle
Fun at the Zoo
Family's Corner
Long Ago to Now
All In a Day
Fishing Fun
The Joyce Family Album

Steve's Corner:

Wedding Poem - Inspired by Renee
Fate - Inspired by Poem, Tiki Survived
Trust - Inspired by Poem, I Love The Birds

Poems About Loss:
Life's Journey Is Not Always Easy
VDee, My Little Canary
Gloster Canary, I Miss Her Now
A Tribute To Maurice, A Special Man

Tiki's Corner:

Tiki Photos - My Little Canary Bird
Tiki Poem - Tiki Is Spoiled
Tiki Poem - William and Tiki

Hand Trained Canaries are fun

Tiki does not want to go back into his
cage. A hand trained canary can give
you a lot of joy. They usually have
terrific personalities. As you can see
Tiki is spoiled.

Tiki Fluffs His Feathers After A Bath

Audio click to Listen - I Guess We Have to Share
Or read the Poem:

I Guess We Have to Share

I am a little canary
My name is Tiki
I have two feathered friends
Who I share my time with my human

We all love to spend time
Out of the cage
Hanging out with our human
Is quite the rage

Tweeter lives in the cage next to me
The human has not yet decided
If Tweeter is a he or a she

In the canary world
The human does not always know
If we are a boy or a girl
Only time will let them know

Then there is Tweeky
He is definitely a he
He sings morning noon and night
His song is nothing less than
An awesome melody

The canaries try to get
The priorities of our human
We have to mention finches
Who also gets her attention

Kiva this girl finch
Gets to come out of her cage
She hangs out with our human
As if Finches were all the rage

I guess we have to share
For our humans attention
Even with Vger
The kitty
Who also gets lots of
Her attention

Connie S. Soto
October 01, 2010

Tiki's Favorite Place After His Bath

Tweeky's Journey:

Tweeky's Photos and Poems
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Audio Poem Click to Listen - The Wild Birds at the Feeder
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The Wild Birds at the Feeder

The first chilly morning
Of the season
I expected everyone
To be snuggled up keeping warm

Instead there is activity
All around
The sun was out
Without any signs of a storm

It was almost as if
Chilly equates to energy

The wild birds at the feeder
Were eating breakfast quite happily

The canary's song
Rings loud and clear

All the little birds chattering
Is music to my ears

The Scrub Jay arrives
On the scene

He announces himself loudly
He does not have to scream

The Hummingbirds pay him
No mind

They zoom in and out
It is too early for the sun
To make their feathers iridescent
Or glitter and shine

Even though the nectar feeder
Seats more than three

One at a time eat
As the Hummingbird
Chases the others up in the tree

A little while later
To my surprise

Two Anna Hummingbirds
Ate together
Right before my very eyes

This is not typical
Behavior for them

I feel happy watching
These sweet little gems

Connie S. Soto
November 12, 2010

Coopers Hawk in the Rain

Audio Poem Click to Listen - The Threatening Dark Clouds
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The Threatening Dark Clouds

The morning feels a bit eerie
The rain is only a mist
The threatening dark clouds
Promise much more than this

The Coopers Hawk arrives
He shakes the rain off of his feathers
You can count on him coming by
No matter what the weather

The wild birds
Will not come by
They will wait
Until the hawk leaves
For the sky

Connie S. Soto
March 20, 2011

Tiny and Full of Love
Hummingbirds fill our hearts with joy!

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Time is of the Essence Too

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Time is of the Essence Too

Jewel lost his leg
To a hawk
He had a will
For life
That would not stop

Here he is
In all of his health
On a branch so high
Carefree like nothing else

How do you suppose
That he will do
It all depends
On who will find him
Time is of the essence too

Connie S. Soto
March 02, 2011

In the Spring Take a Walk
Watch for New Baby Birds

Audio Poem Click to Listen - Little Peeps
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Little Peeps

When you see
Baby birds everywhere
You can tell that
Spring is here

Momma gives
The warning sounds
Her babies listen
As they are bound

She feeds the babies
She keeps them warm
She keeps them dry
If it storms

Little peeps
Is what I hear
The peeping stops
When I come near

To raise them right
Is part of her charm
She will keep them safe
From harm

Sometimes the Dad
Helps to feed the young
Watching the babies
Is a lot of fun

Connie S. Soto
May 20, 2011

Click to Visist House Sparrow Babies:

The House Sparrow Babies

Momma House Sparrow Feeds a Baby

A Little Hummer
Who loves to sing

A pair of Great Egrets

A Great Egret in Flight

Very Unusual near Homes
A Golden Eagle makes a visit

White Breasted Nuthatch

A Golden-Crowned Sparrow
Hanging out in the thicket

A Starling fledgling
It looks like it is doing the high step with its food

A White-Crown Juvenile

A Mocking Bird
They really do mimic what they hear

A Cedar Wax Wing
They are migratory birds

An Unusual Spring Flower

Coopers Hawk Looking for Prey

A Special Place for Birds

Some Birds Call this Home

Alfie and His Baby 2016

Hand Feeding a Tiny Hummer 2015

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