Turn one way and scores of Little Egrets
are roosting with complaining Carrion Crows
in aged ash trees. Turn half a circle and,
beyond the marsh, in Wales, Tata Steel thrums.
(Ironically, most of this is a built
environment. Canalising the Dee
silted the estuary, created marshland.
The RSPB has re-engineered
the wetlands, constructing pathways and hides
so we can see and preserve). Earlier
there was excitement – a solitary Jack Snipe
was twitched and a Glossy Ibis south west winds
had blown from southern Spain.