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Lapwings (autumn snippings)

The mere was mostly quiet
suddenly the skittish lapwings rose
as they do,
without asking questions first.
The sky a mass of black and white
below the blue.
All this because of a solitary kestrel
which they eventually succeed
in knocking out of the sky.
Once back on the mere
their black under wings are hidden
beneath a grey green coat
with cream collar,
topped by a little black cap
trimmed with an elegant crest.

Elaine Morris (c) October 2014

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Comments on: "Lapwings (autumn snippings)" (5)

  1. John Ashton said:

    This is lovely Elaine, beautifully observed, and well captured moment. I do like thes lines;
    “The mere was mostly quiet
    suddenly the skittish lapwings rose
    as they do,
    without asking questions first.

    We were fortunate enough to see a flock of lapwings in Suffolk a few weeks ago. Sadly a bird that is not as populous as it used to be.

  2. Aw…’skittish lapwings’ – gorgeous.

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