Where do the birds go when it rains?

Where do the birds go when it rains?
Do they huddle on limbs, head bent,
no respite from the pelting drops
save oil-coated feathers?

Do the birds seek shelter
under the last clinging leaves of an autumn tree,
or under a man-made eave?

When the persistent drops fall from the sky,
wetting the limbs,
soaking the ground,
swelling the creek,
where do the birds find reprieve?