Priest Lake Sandpiper

sandpiper

Trimmed the grass along our beach wall,

 Used a scythe to cut it down.

 I saw a brown bird so small,

 It made a piping sound.

 A long narrow beak and skinny legs,

 Protecting a small nest containing three eggs.

 It was a Sandpiper nest I had found.

 With kids and dogs the nest was in danger,

 I put up a structure to serve as a manger.

 Not long after to our delight,

 Those Priest Lake eggs hatched and the birds did take flight.

 The beach is not ours it is there to share,

 With our lake animal friends and those in their care.

 

2 thoughts on “Priest Lake Sandpiper

  1. shoreacres

    Just wonderful! I’m sure we have sandpipers around, too, although I’ve never seen them. We do have kildeer. They nest on the ground as well, and when the babies hatch, they’re ready to run. I’ve only seen babies twice, but they’re the funniest things in the world, with golf-ball sized bodies, long legs, and lots of speed!

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