a murder of crows harasses a hawk,
out to steal the meal that wriggles in its talons.
the hawk giving its all to fighting crow will lose its squirming prey.
no crow is match for a hawk,
but no hawk is match for the murder,
and so all birds go hungry.
hawk’s spiral swoop
snatches a sack skyward
crow tugs rat carcass
like a combat comrade
cursing pal’s flab
looks formal: coat and tie
civil as Congress
Taken on September 30, 2017 at the Kamla Nehru Zoo in Ahmedabad
Above are male (hence, peacock) Indian Peafowl (a.k.a. Blue Peafowl or Pavo cristatus.)
Taken one June 27, 2017 in Amboseli National Park
Black ostriches are males and the brown ones are females.