Found Poem: Long-billed Thrasher
Very similar to
Grayish, whiter, blacker,
Brown but less clearly
Source: The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley. (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003)
Method: I photocopied a random page of a field guide to birds, and concocted the blackout poem above. The last two lines often characterize my experience of bird watching, especially during the busy spring. I've seen the Long-billed Thrasher's Eastern cousin, the Brown Thrasher, but never the LBT itself. One day!
The Poetry Friday roundup for April 29th is at Jone Rush MacCulloch's blog.