Sunday, July 02, 2006

Good Morning

He looks rather serious doesn't he? It's a Kookaburra, the seriousness of this look isn't matched by their call. Their call (laughing) which sounds like this is in stock usage for Hollywood movies that have "jungle sounds" in the background. IMDB users from Australia pick up on this error when a jungle scene in Africa has a Kookaburra in the background. Tarzan movies were notorious for it.

They're careful inquisitive souls, true observers, carefully checking out the scene before eventually taking some sort of bold action. When they finally decide to move, it's lightning fast. A friend's kid lost a pet mouse whilst playing with it outside by a rogue kooka.

I sometimes leave out some chicken bones with some meat left on them for them to forage through which they pick up and bang them on the rail or a tree branch to break them up. They enjoy it now and then.

I can hear a lyrebird down in the valley this morning, haven't got a photo of one yet, they are notoriously shy and very quick..... sometimes too quick to photograph.


  • Damn! You are one of the best extollers of the beauties of Oz. A visit down under is moving up on my things to do list.

    By Blogger Peter (the other), at 11:29 am  

  • That's one of the good things about being a "bridge blogger", looking at everyday stuff from another angle and presenting it to the world.

    There's a spare bedroom with a balconey overlooking the valley Peter!

    By Blogger Johnno, at 12:26 pm  

  • Now if you have enough room for my horseshoe crab collection (they only smell a bit) I'm movin' in!

    G'Day mate!

    By Blogger Peter (the other), at 1:13 pm  

  • Your sounding Australian already. Actually it would be cool to see you downunder. You could take me sailing on Sydney Harbour.

    By Blogger Johnno, at 8:13 pm  

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