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
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,
to probe the mud for lunch!
Long, thin or fat bodies,
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
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: