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  • There are many birds where I live,
    most of which I don't yet know the names for.
    The red wing blackbird captures my attention often,
    dark black feathers, conspicuous red streak,
    and a unique voice I love to listen to.

    My morning walk takes me down
    to the wetlands by the shore.
    Cattails, old, brown and full of seeds
    from last year's batch fill the wetland.
    The red wings are in heaven.
    I'm listening to their dawn chorus,
    listening to the waves lap on the shore.
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