Starling Running

Starling running, yellow bill,

Iridescent, shiny black,

Red legs, short tail,

Lightly speckled natty back.


Starling busy, go go,

On the grass, in the sun,

Hyperactive, dash about,

Here, there, never done.


Starling hungry, always hungry,

Head, down, prod, seek,

Stand still isn’t in-it

Found food, busy beak.


Starling off, fly to tree,

Tree, branch, short stay,

Many of them, quite a gang,

What a laugh! Fly away.


Starling chipper, one, many,

Come autumn there'll be

Fifty thousand all together,

Flying, wheeling, symphony.


by Philip Dunkerley ©