Curlew Calling

I heard the curlew calling this morning as he flew above the moor.

A wonderful sign of Spring

Curlew Calling

An eerie song from a distant rise,

Curlew calling the song of the wild.

Mysterious and haunting; music to love,

A beguiling silhouette, glides above.

He searches the moor for a suitable site,

To build a nest in a place, just right.

Again he calls to his mate close by,

A courtship ritual as they soar and fly.

Early Spring, this time of year,

Curlews delight with their song, they share.

Sue Wood

curlew song
Photo by Petr Ganaj on

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"Love Skye-Love Nature-Love Life" provides an artistic journey through the seasons, describing the natural beauty of the island through, prose, poetry, art, photographs and videos. I hope to give readers a taste of the Skye experience. I hope you enjoy the journey The Isle of Skye has dramatic mountains, wild glens and amazing seascapes; it offers a varied wilderness for free spirits. There is an abundance of hidden places full of native trees, wildflowers and wildlife to enjoy, in peace and tranquility. This sensational Island changes constantly through the seasons, with wild Atlantic storms, snowy mountains and balmy Summer nights with spectacular skies. The Summer wildflowers provide a colourful feast for insects, which feed the many species of songbirds, both native and Summer visitors.

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