So who is this new bird a-treed in my yard
With a call so unusually stark?
I have dozens of trees here with feathery folks,
But not one with a sound like this bark.
He maybe she gives out two too-loud bleats,
And the first time I heard it today,
I thought it was FedEx or else UPS
Backing up in my private roadway.
As I listened longer, it tweeted again;
The noise sounded like a hinge squeaking
Or maybe a driver that pounded his brakes
With two jabs (and interior shrieking).
I can’t see the bird, though, because of the leaves
It’s June and the greenery is deep.
Birdie’s welcome to stay here as long as it likes A
nd continue to bleat out CHEEP CHEEP.