Wagtails paired for life
Returning every year to lay eggs
Rearing young, nesting in a flower basket
Inches from a cottage front door.

Wondering where have they been
For the rest of the year
Immigrants so far from England's shores
Seeing sights astounding to the eye?

Hearts soars at their return
Little feathered friends
Yellow chests, chirping the morning's chorus
Greeting sunrise welcoming the day.

by Colin Ian Jeffery

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