Nearly every day since moving down to Rosebud, we have been getting visitors in our backyard.  I love the name Rosebud as Roses is one of my favorite flowers of which I have many.

This morning I pulled up the kitchen blind and this is what I saw.  Some days there are two or more.  Today he was on his own.

Looked like he was contemplating life.

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The Kookaburra 

 

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The Kookaburra 

It was a bit windy this morning.  Just after I took this picture he did his “laugh”. I missed it.

 

This particular Kookaburra is a Laughing Kookaburra from the Kingfisher family.  They are found mainly on the east coast of Australia.

Kookaburras eat mice, rats, snakes, lizards and the odd small bird.  Oh they also like to swoop between you and your partner to pinch the sausage you were both eating.  All we heard was the noise of its wings, it never touched either of us.  It was funny to watch it “kill” the sausage in the tree.  Banging it on a branch again and again.

 

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Parrot – Rosella

This gorgeous bird the Rosella was in the front garden just the other day.  Again it was the pulling the bedroom blind up to see this.

I really do feel so lucky living where I do with all the beautiful bird life.

 

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20 thoughts on “A bit of good ole Aussie Birdlife

  1. How gorgeous!! Especially the parrot!!!
    I really learned something seeing the kookaburra! I never realized it was a bird! For some reason (don’t laugh!!) I thought it was a kind of koala bear! That letter ‘k’ tripped me up! LOL. I only knew of the word from when I was a kid in the Girl Guides – we used to sing a song that went:

    Kookaburra sits in the old oak tree
    Merry merry king of the bush is he
    Laugh, kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra
    Gay your life must be! ha! ha! ha!

    There were probably more verses which I don’t remember!

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      1. It was a joke for the tourists lol…they thought they might be like the big brown bears of Canada etc…so Aussies said we had bears that dropped out of trees onto you and mauled you to death…Aussie humor

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    1. I just learnt about the song – One Sunday morning in 1932, Sinclair had a sudden inspiration in church and dashed home to write down the words to “Kookaburra”. In 1934 she entered the song into a competition run by the Girl Guides Association of Victoria, with the rights of the winning song to be sold to raise money for the purchase of a camping ground, eventually chosen as Britannia Park. The song was performed for the first time in 1934 at the annual Jamboree in Frankston, Victoria, at which the Baden-Powells, founders of the Scouting and Guiding movements, were present.[1]

      Despite its “Aussieness”, the song is well-known and performed around the world, particularly in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, where the Girl Guide movements in those countries have adopted it as a traditional song. It is included with other folk songs from around the world in the Girl Guide Song Book.[3]

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  2. You really are lucky! Even I was a few days back..but now that they have cut the trees, I don’t hear or see the birds anymore.. I even wrote a post named ‘Barren’ on this.
    I know how you must have felt to adore these little birdies because I used to feel the same way too! I just hope they keep visiting you! ♡♡♡

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