Three teachers agreed to go owling one afternoon, in a campus nearby
One had finished teaching in the morning
One just finished an hour earlier that day
And one had a class still ongoing.
Three teachers agreed to meet, near the owl’s roost, mid-afternoon
One had a tasty snack while waiting
One came from a workout at a gym nearby
And one approached the two, walking.
Three teachers agreed to spot the owl, hiding somewhere in the tangles
One went for a closer look, not making any sound
One went for a wider view, walking away from the tree
And one decided to follow the poo, splattered on the ground
Three teachers observed the owl, sleeping on its perch
One got her camera, taking a shot or two
One observed it through his bins
And one stood quietly as he took an awesome video
Three teachers walked to the nightjar, on a nearby tree
One of them saw a familiar jizz
'Twas a fellow birder crossing the street
But she was on her way to a biology quiz!
Four birders took the time
To spot the nightjar on the tree
And there it was, ignoring our party
Because it was just so very sleepy
Three teachers and a student say their goodbyes
Each going their separate way
One got two lifers while the others were content
To go birding during the day.