Do Not Kill Your Hummingbird

Do Not Kill Your Hummingbird

A Poem by Bob B

If you care about our friends,

Sound the alarm and spread the word:

Do not let your hummingbird feeder

Kill your visiting hummingbird.

 

What a pleasure it is to watch

The little critters hover and dip

And dart and dash and land on our feeders,

Looking for sweet nectar to sip!

 

Enjoying their daily visits, we want

To offer help to our little pals.

But if we're negligent, we might

Be killing the little guys and gals.

 

The nectar in your feeder must

Be changed every five days or so.

Otherwise, the birds could die.

This is very important to know.

 

If a fungus grows in the nectar,

There will be a complication:

The birds will sip it, their tongues will swell,

And then they'll die of cruel starvation.

 

I don't mean to make you depressed

Or increase your apprehensions,

But sometimes human beings can cause

Harm despite our best intentions.

 

-by Bob B (1-16-20)

© 2020 Bob B


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Thank you for warning us of this Bob. Your poem, rhyming, cadence are great and rightfully cautionary. Be assured that I will share this knowledge immediately. Thanks so much for your caring!

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Bob B

1 Week Ago

Thank you. Since I've learned about this, I've grown very concerned. I see feeders around that peopl.. read more

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