Winter Haiku

Wintering Waders, A Haiku Trio

Resting weary wings

On Exe and Clyst confluence

Fresh and salty meet

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Beware the buzzard

In the reserve of marshland

Safety in numbers

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Wintering waders

Gather strength for long haul flight

Global migration

Marsh

This post was inspired by a visit to Green Mackenzie. Although Seonaid focussed on the cold night, she made me think about writing some wintery haiku. I’m a long way south of Seonaid and winter has only just begun, so this photo was taken last January at Bowling Green Marsh, a nature reserve and resting place for migratory birds.  You can click for a bigger view,  I was too far away to get a clear shot, but I believe these are mostly Dunlin, Godwit and Oystercatchers. The estuary is known for its Avocets, the symbol of the RSPB.

If you don’t know Seonaid, I know you’ll find peace and inspiration here.

http://breathofgreenair.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/one-light/

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  1. I love your trio of haiku, Gilly, and your beautiful photo. They’re truly marvelous. :-)

  2. Wonderful, amazing and excellent. Your trio of haiku paint strong images. :-D

  3. Lovely pairings of your wonderful haiku and image, Gilly. :)

  4. Wow Gilly, thanks for the lovely shout out.
    I love your winter haikus. Despite being so much further north we have a really similar estuary at Aberlady on the Firth of Forth….it’s also a bird sanctuary and sees waves of migrating birds as the year rolls through :-)

  5. you pack of lot of visuals with sparse words.

    Hope you are surviving the wind storm if you impacted by it. Not a pleasant day in London.

    have a wonderful holiday and happy New year.

  6. Birds from a nature reserve, I loved my solitary when I visited one early this year in January as well.

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