English: American White Ibis in Florida, USA.
English: American White Ibis in Florida, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I Watch the White Ibis Being Followed By a Variety of Other Types of Wading Birds and I Think of World Turmoil, Congress, and the Beetles. (A 420 Character Poem in 9 Lines by Patty)

Wader Diversity
Wader Diversity (Photo credit: K Schneider)

Getting by with a little help from my friends

is what I think the world needs,

sorry, Beatles, I don’t mean drug-help,

but something like what the White Ibis does

when it wades through the shallows of a marsh or lake edge,

probing with its long decurved red bill,

while other wading birds, such as egrets,follow and catch prey

stirred up by this red-faced, black wing tipped white beauty.

A little help s’all we need.

PATTY

English: The sociable American White Ibis in a...
English: The sociable American White Ibis in a tree on the Saint Johns River. Taken by User:Mwanner, 9 January, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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