Have you ever seen the gannet colony at Muriwai. It is amazing. You can look right down on the birds squawking and flapping and learning to fly. I like to go every year. This year I will go back and hunt for a poem.
Here are some starting points for bird poems.
Write about a native NZ bird. Have you seen it? Use your experience to help you write the poem.
Write about an exotic bird you have seen somewhere.
Imagine you are sending someone a postcard of the bird. Your poem is the postcard.
Write a poem about your favourite bird.
Write a poem about an unusual bird.
Write a poem about the birds that live in your garden.
Write a poem about the birds that live at the beach.
Write a poem as though you are a particular bird (like a kiwi or a kereru).
Write a poem about a bird you have seen at the zoo.
Write a poem about an endangered bird.
Find a bird poem by someone else. Use the first line of the poem and then make the rest up yourself. Tell me where you borrowed the first line from.
Invent a bird and write a poem about it. Use lots of detail (see my tips yesterday).