Last Dance At Roosting Time by Jean Gregory  Evans

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Last Dance At Roosting Time
by Jean Gregory Evans

Alight, land, perch,
Fly, float, flutter,
Alight, land, perch,
Flit, leap, trip the light fantastic
Alight, land, perch,
Take to the air,
Alight, land, perch,
Settle, sit, sleep

European Starlings flock flew at the end of the day looking for a roosting place, a few nice twigs to spend the night. They moved like an iridescent dance, lighting and swooning then taking flight again. They are a mesmerizing and beautiful sight to behold.

These birds are an invasive species, not native to North America. Sixty Starlings were released in 1890 in New York City’s Central Park and they have done well for themselves. They now live in all fifty states, most of Canada, and part of Mexico as well as in most other places in the world. Here in North Carolina, they compete (and win) with Eastern Bluebirds, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, and Great Crested Flycatchers.
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A lover of art and nature, Jean adores animals, whimsy, smiles, and chocolate chip cookies, not necessarily in that order.

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  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...over 3 years ago

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    Having a wonderful time. Wish you were here. You missed a great flight!

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaover 3 years ago

    Very Neat capture!!!

  • Thank you, AngieBanta! This photo really doesn’t do the small flock the justice they deserved. There was a row of trees and they danced from one end all the way down to the far end. It was delightful!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevensover 3 years ago

    A lovely capture and poem Jean!

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    Great picture!

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture, lovely colours

  • PolaRaven
    PolaRavenover 3 years ago

  • I’m quite thrilled! Thank you so much, Raven!!!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much, Joycelone! I really appreciate this!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    JULY 19th, 2011
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  • Thank you so very much, Mary! I’m so appreciative!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

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