Size is Relative

The juvenile woodpecker


seems small to its parents, but when it comes to feed all the other birds keep clear.

The “small” Blue Tit looks bigger than its parent


a big mouth is the way to get fed.

All chicks are small but some a smaller than others


says Hubble the hobbled, now holding her own.

Outside, the older teenagers, while larger


are cultivating the mean scrawny look.

Bees might be small but a Bumble Bee


is a big bee.

We tend to see the big small things, whether they are beetles


or moths


Although this Elephant Hawk moth doesn’t need to claim the name of such a large mammal in order to prove its point.

The vast majority of living creatures who live here are much, much smaller than any of these.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s