Wordle 213 The Interloper

Unobtrusive amber brown,
a bird of easy  virtue
chirps merrily to entice
a mate or two or maybe three
to stop by her home in the wood.

An interloper comes in secret
in search of a deal, a foster home,
to shuffle off parental duty.
A hostage to fortune is placed with care
in the home of our sexy little friend.

“Oh deary me, what have we here?”
The greedy baby grows apace,
as the surrogate struggles to feed him
brothers and sisters wait long for food,
before being evicted for ever.

Word list : chirping   foster   secret   stop   easy   worm   amber   me   here   deal   rot   speak
I hope you’ll visit the Sunday Whirl to see what others do with these words.

You can find more about the Dunnock and the Cuckoo by following the links.  A few of the words are changed or even missing, in the interest of ornithological accuracy.

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12 Responses to Wordle 213 The Interloper

  1. oldegg says:

    Poor mother bird, her instinct it to feed the healthiest chick (that is the Cuckoo being biggest one) to the detriment of the others. I wonder whether Cuckoos are dyslexic and cannot two twigs together to make a nest so found an alternative?


  2. Evicting her kids. She’s just trying to make room for more interlopers. 😉


  3. Jae Rose says:

    I too fell in love with the phrase ‘a bird of easy virtue’..i suppose some of us make the world work for us whilst the majority try it the other way around!

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  4. kaykuala h says:

    There is a struggle early in life. One tries to take account of those who might be just as unfortunate. Eventually it is the survival of the fittest. The weak gets tossed by the wayside. Good observation Viv! Love the way you spiced humor into this too!


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  5. There really was a cuckoo in the nest – a squatter!

    My Whirl is called Shhh…!

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  6. katechiconi says:

    I miss the sound of the cuckoo, and the childhood rhyme that predicted her coming and going. We have nothing quite so evocative of the arrival of spring…

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  7. opsimathpoet says:

    Enjoyed this very much Viv – heard the cuckoo this year for the first time in a long time. A huge black heron was in front of my car as I drove home yesterday – it pranced and skipped along and eventually got up enough something or other to rise over the hedge into the field.

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  8. Misky says:

    There were cuckoos in the forest behind our house when we first moved here (30+ years ago). I haven’t heard one in years and years. Nice reminder of those days.

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  9. C.C. says:

    Haha…”a bird of easy virtue”….love the ornithological accuracy here, Viv. I didn’t know all this and found it very interesting 🙂

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