Saturday, February 11

Kookaburra shares a laugh

Kookaburra's are frequent visitors to our house.
To find out more about our laughing friends click here .


DA said...

What a beautiful animal. "They sing in chorus".

I saw the discovery of hundreds of new species in Iriyanjaja this week. The animals weren't even afraid of humans.

Wendy A said...

Love that sound. Amaazing!

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deGenerates said...

Just like the kookaburras in Eltham

Granny said...

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree
Merry merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, kookaburra, Laugh, kookaburra
Gay your life must be.

I finally sent you a poem. Too bad I didn't write it. I learned it as a child, my kids, my grandkids, and now the greats all sing about the kookaburra.

Australia is full of marvelous things. The United States has the pigeon.

madcapmum said...

But Granny, think of Jim's Red-Shafted Flicker! That looks pretty exotic!

I had no idea what a kookaburra looked just like a miniature kingfisher.

Kookaburra sits on the garden gate
Hoping the photo turns out great
He's vain, he's looking for blogging glory
And hopes that Lindsay will tell his story.

laura said...

I didn't know what a Kookaburra looked like either. Granny's song immediately went through my mind when I saw the word "kookaburra", though.

Thanks for posting the picture. Australia is full of marvelous things!

Lindsay Lobe said...

Our friendly birds down under say hello to you !!come on down

There not laughing at us either

How about a song us in their honour and for all the bloggers to hear!!

Thanks Granny I enjoyed that poem, seems it’s a popular one!!

Well you are spot on ….he was next to the car and flew way after I got out. I went inside to get my camera ….gone ….ummmm, not really !! just moved to a better position for the camera as your insightful poem testifies!!


Australia has some amazing things -----I must post a few pictures of Kangaroos!!

bohemiantroubadour said...

I think that bird knows something we don't. He is wonderful looking.

Hoofhearted said...

This bird is magnificent. I think it might be having a good laugh at some of us.

Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi BT & HH

It's definitely a birds life around here and probably Kookaburra is having a chuckle or two !!

Best wishes

Sylvana said...

I love kookaburras.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Granny said...

Jim now has a Cooper's Hawk and a robin. I, of course, recognized the robin.

Our spring is your fall but at least for once the weather may be decent in both places at the same time.

We will have fruit trees in bloom and crocuses peeking through shortly.

JuBlue said...

The first thing that came to my mind was the song Granny quoted, but I won't quote it again (it will, however, play in my head the rest of the day now). We used to sing that in Girl Scouts. I always liked that song. I liked to say "kookaburra." Great word!