Save The Children

Oystercatcher Top Gun

The sun was hot this Long Beach day:

More like July than the end of May.

Mom herded her chicks to relief from the sun:

Birds always know what must be done.

Top Gun thought he was already—cool:

But there were hungry gulls—and mom was no fool.

She soon regathered…

…all the chicks to her side…

…where Top Gun practiced…

…his soar and glide:

Save the children,

it’s instinctive, you know.

See also So Fragile, So Precious:

Be well,


Categories: children

11 replies »

  1. Great big THANK YOU for this posting Lee! These guys are my all time favorite! Love reading your blogs.


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