18 December – The Christmas bird (II)

It seems our little Jenny wren isn’t the only bird intent
on replacing someone’s Christmas tree angel during this Advent.
Last night, a sparrowhawk in Scotland made the evening news
for coming up with a full, festive angel-replacement ruse.
She waited till her target opened the back door nice and wide,
then took her envied chance to relocate herself inside.
She placed herself, happily, on top of the Christmas tree,
fancying herself the pinnacle of all its glittering finery.
Eventually experts came to help, and the bird was safely released,
no doubt she was far from impressed though, to miss the 25th’s feast!

18 December - The Christmas bird (II)