Wader poem for Wader Quest

In July I wrote a poem about waders for Wader Quest. This is an extract from their July 2015 Newsletter.

Wader Quest – Newsletter July 2015

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Hudsonian Godwit twitch
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

Waders : A poem by Mya-Rose “Birdgirl” Craig
Long legs
lots of different colours:
brown, grey, black
many species of waders.
They wade into the water
for bugs in the muddy marshes.
The beetles are their favourite!
Beady black eyes,
long bills,
pointy bills,
curly bills,
to probe the mud for lunch!
Long, thin or fat bodies,
waders vary,
their call is theirs
no sound bite to copy.

Humans drain the wet
lands to reclaim
land for themselves.
So your habitat
is in danger, waders
Yes, you are endangered!

Dedicated to Wader Quest
By Mya-Rose Craig, Birdgirl
In collaboration with Ita O’Donnell

Hudsonian Godwit, Meare Heath, Somerset Levels
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Postscript
7-8 November 2015 was Wader Conservation World Watch, in which I took part in seeing a Purple Sandpiper. These are a couple of pages out of the Wader Quest special Newsletter:

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