Here is one poem from my Words on Birds collection. The photograph is by my father, Tom Maple. My goal is to share facts about each bird in a fun way. Children could then possibly identify birds in their own backyards using these facts and looking at the stunning photographs.
Photo copyright Tom Maple
The beautiful cardinal is a vibrant red.
He’s known for the crest upon his head.
His heavy bill is surrounded by black.
Bugs, fruit, and seeds are a favored snack.
A backyard favorite, high he rates.
He’s the state bird of seven states.
-Kelly Polark, all rights reserved.