Continuing the final lines, the sounds heard...
Now the yellow pedaloes
have returned to base
the shouts of children replaced
by the clink of tent poles
and the sound of mallet on peg
and in the hush, we hear
the cry of the waterfowl
and notice a quiet squadron of ducks
interrogating the weeds.
I usually try to cut the number of words but couldn't see how to move logically from the mallet sounds to the waterfowl and then the ducks without a few extra words. I'm fairly happy with this part and I do like 'interrogating the weeds' because that's what they seem to be doing.