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Another, less annoying feathered neighbor.

Kookaburra

I came across this handsome devil on my walk last weekend. Now many could (validly, perhapse!) claim that kookaburras are JUST as annoying as cockatoos. And I suppose when they too are laughing up a storm at six in the morning I could be persuaded to agree.  But really, I love kookaburras. I think they are beautiful and interesting birds. The fact that their distinctive laugh (and it really is a laugh ) is much more pleasing to my ear then the parrots screeching makes me forgive any AM politicing that they think they must go through.

There are some animals that I just seem to gravitate towards. I can't really explain why I seem to prefer them over other animals. I just do. Kookaburras are one of those animals. Every time I see or hear one it makes me smile and lifts my spirit just a little bit.

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kanawinkie
Mar. 15th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
Yes! I'm fond of magpies too. Although whenever I hear them I'm reminded of this song that I can't quite remember where it came from... probably one of Macca's Australia All Over CDs that went something along the lines of:
"I love to hear the magpies squawking in my garden/
Sit by the window and have a cup of tea."

And then I get an urge to have a cup of tea...
ext_89884
Mar. 15th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
Takes me back!
I have never discerned a Kookabura (sp? I can't see the post now that I am commenting) from other birds, what a beautiful photo! This post takes me back to an elementary song we used to sing in a 'round'. Kookabura sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he (I think), laugh, Kookabura, laugh, Kookarua, gay your life must be. We'd sing that at the bus stop without ceasing. Thanks for taking be back there on my 37th birthday. (yuck!)
kanawinkie
Mar. 15th, 2008 11:41 am (UTC)
Re: Takes me back!
Thank you and a very happy birthday to you!

Ooh! I remember that song from my childhood too! I also remember another one I used to love as a kid that went along the lines of:
"The kookaburra laughs and laughs, way up in the tree/
He cracks his sides at all the jokes not seen by you or me"

One of the reasons I loved it so much is one of the reasons why the kookaburra was laughing went along the line of:
"there was a bull named Barney, he chased the cows galore/
But since he jumped the barb-wired fence, he chases them no more/
.... poor old chap broke his leg."
Which was exceedingly funny to me and my group of friends at that age!
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