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Sanderling Wading Birds   1 comment

Sanderling Wading Birds — Photo-Artistry by kenne

It is possible to walk along the shore
run from the incoming waves

or if you prefer to wade in the water
splashing and kicking as the waves

move in and out not distracting
the sanderlings, or are they sandpipers

wading and probing as loud,
squawking seagulls fly overhead

only to be decorated from above.

— kenne

Sanderling Wading Bird   2 comments

Sanderling Wading Bird (San Diego 01-15-13) — Image by kenne

Posted January 9, 2021 by kenneturner in Birds, Information

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Capturing The Moment — The Sanderling   8 comments

San Diego 01-15-13

By the beach border, where the breeze 
Comes freighted from the briny seas, 
By sandy bar and weedy rock, 
I frequent meet thy roving flock; 
Now hovering o’er the bending sedge, 
Now gather’d at the ocean edge; 
Probing the sands for shrimps and shells, 
Or worms marine in hidden cells, 
A restless and inconstant band, 
Forever flitting o’er the sand. 

Sandpiper!—haunting every shore 
Where’er the waves of ocean roar; 
Old voyagers that roam the deep
Tell that your dusky pinions sweep
O’er the remotest islands set
In ocean’s emerald coronet. 
Far where Siberian coasts extend, 
Far where Australian borders trend, 
Far up the icy Labrador, 
Far where the Mexic billows pour, 
Are seen thy pinions, roving bird ! 
Thy melancholy note is heard.

from THE LITTLE BEACH SANDERLING, by Isaac McLellan. Poems of the Rod and Gun. New York: Henry Thorpe, 1886

San Diego 01-15-13

Sanderlings — Images by kenne

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