There are so many different kinds of birds you can see at Bethells Beach. One day last week I saw all these birds and took some photos. See if you can spot the gulls, the dottorels and the pied stilts. Now I have written a poem (see under the photos).
The Birds at Bethells Beach
Today at the beach I heard the fat oyster catchers
squeaking like steam kettles,
the gulls squawking like rusty tractors
and the dotterel cheeping like baby chickens.
When I went to take a photo of the pied stilts
I jumped over the stream and made a big splash
when I fell in — my shoes all wet, my scarf
floating away and the birds taking off in fright.
Then a yippity yappity black dog came
and chased all the other birds off.
Sometimes I see paradise ducks
and herons and swallows.
I have even seen a dead albatross
and tried to imagine it flying.