A stirring of feathers,
A gleaming of eyes.
Wind rippling
Across the top.

Head lifts,
Beak clicks.
A screech fills
The still land.

Flapping its wings,
Grasping at air.
The final thrust,
To become aloft.

Carried out
Over the land.
Uplifted wings
Gliding on air.

A stirring of feathers,
A gleaming of eyes.