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The songs of spring.

Updated on May 24, 2016

Birds pairing in spring

Birds (actually all animals) search for partners in the springtime. After they have paired up with a companion then they crossbreed. Following this, they have youngsters during the summertime who have, hopefully, grown enough to go their own ways by the fall.

After the fledglings have left, the adults which paired up and may each go their own ways or they may not because they are paired up for life.

House Sparrows mating, in British Columbia, Canada
House Sparrows mating, in British Columbia, Canada | Source

Holding materials to build nest.

Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava) in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava) in Kruger National Park, South Africa. | Source

Nest of Bohemian Waxwing.

Eggs and nest of Bombycilla garrulus
Eggs and nest of Bombycilla garrulus | Source

We will know that spring is here,

When we are more aware of chirps and cheers.

In early spring males sing from dawn,

'Til it's dusk and late.

'Cause they are searching for,

Their perfect mate.

Once they find their mate which

They like the best,

The male guards the grounds,

The female builds the nest.

After the nest is made,

Then the eggs are laid.

The little chicks we do not see,

‘Til spring is over and they fly free.

House Sparrows mating

Peregrine falcons mating

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      Ghaelach 3 years ago

      Morning The Examiner-1

      I'll be honest and say I'm not a great lover of poetry, but I do read some of the shorter ones.

      I found your "songs of spring" very good, which got me thinking of the coming spring and the warm summer months we can spend over at our caravan.

      Ghaelach

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      A very pretty poem with a sprinkling of traits of male birds. Kevin, it was a short poem but I enjoyed it most. Voted up.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you very much Ghaelach. I never wrote poetry, because I do not understand it, and I sure did not expect comments that quick. Especially such nice ones. It just came to me out of the blue. I Thank you again and I appreciate it.

      Kevin :-)

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I thank you very much Harishprasad. Coming from you that really is a compliment when the ones you write draw so many comments and I know nothing about poetry.

      I enjoyed publishing it just last night and signing on to this today as one of my first comments.

      Kevin

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Kevin. This is a cute little poem. I love Spring when the birds are singing and building nests. I always toss short strands of yarn in the gardens for the birds to gather for nest building -- they love it.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Hi Phyllis, this just came to me the other day when I saw "1st Day of Spring" on the Weather Channel. It is my first poem. I am glad that it made you happy. :-) I have heard the birds out there for a few days now.

      Kevin

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A beautiful poem Kevin and how great to know that Spring is indeed in the air.

      Voted up and shared onto my Facebook pages.

      Enjoy your weekend and lots of love from wales.

      Eddy. .

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I do not believe it but I thank you very much. This is my first poem off the top of my head and I have received several positive comments after just publishing it!

      Anyway I have to go catch up on my email and there are several Hubs including your poem(s) in there. You have a nice weekend too.

      Kevin

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      Lisa J Warner 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Great write but UGH for some reason it is no where spring here yet...lol

      Voting up and sharing!!! Have a fun night!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thanks for the great write. According to the calendar spring is here, I got the idea when I saw the words "Spring starts today". I agree with you about it not being here according to the weather. Last night was supposed to be 35 but I woke up to 31-32. Tomorrow night is supposed to be 26. Brrr.

      Kevin

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      Paula 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Nature sure is inspiring, and I am glad you shared the poem that came to you! There is something special about spring, with the new life from the flowers to the new little birds. I have not written much poetry myself, but the very few times I have, it came from out of the blue, when I wasn't trying. So it was great you wrote it down or typed it out when it came to you! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spring!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thanks for the words of enthusiasm. :-) Actually I did both, I wrote it down when I was away from the computer so that I remembered the lines.

      When it popped into my head, I thought, "Everyone else doing it", so I put it up to fill in while I work on my other Hub. Happy spring to you too!

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, what a delightful and beautiful poem as a tribute to Spring! I love your imagery, so sweet.

      Up and more, tweeting and pinning

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you for the lovely remarks. I guess my imagination was working overtime because it just came to me, that is my first poem! Thank you for the votes too.

      Kevin - May the birds fly free!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Perfect poetry for spring!

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thank you Deb. I think that I just got the urge to write it on the first day of spring for no reason!

      Kevin

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      beautiful poem that says right to the point. Does cat also spring mating this time?

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thank you much Peachy.

      I have not studied cats as much as I have birds but since cats do not migrate I would assume that cats do it all year.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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