(L 28-40" WS 48-63"
Wt 5.7-8.2 lbs)
Wide variation in size with its wide distribu-
tion ...males average 8.1 lbs and and females
6.5 lbs in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
hang their feathers out to dry -
black velvet rags showing threadbare
in the wind.
Like old women living in the past,
they tend their tattered finery
with talon fingers
and black remembering eyes.