The Wheatear

Sat on a rock watching the world

Listening to the waves crash against the shore

Watching the oystercatchers feeding at the water’s edge

Fluffed up against the cold, the wheatear sees

Its friends, pecking in the seaweed,

Sees the seagulls calling to each other,

And soaring high above on the wind.

Sees the sand whipped up into a swirling frenzy,

And it stands.


Just a moment.

An oasis of calm amongst the beautiful chaos of nature.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA