02 June 2009

Kookaburra or Laughing Jackass

I had saw this fellow sitting on the clothesline this morning and it reminded me of the rondelay we used to sing at school when I was about 9 or 10.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.

Merry merry king of the bushes, he.

Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra.

Gay your life must be.

Fred had made a fishpond in the garden and put some fish in. Guess what?...They made a nice snack for this bird. In fact, that's why we're seeing quite a lot of him. Both Jane and I told Fred the kookaburras would get the fish...but, according to Fred, they'd be okay. They'd hide under the water plants. I hate to say I told you so...

Enlarge the photo, it's a good one of the bird, even if I do say so...

12 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

LOL...well, you did! You did tell Fred. And you're right on.

Neat bird. Wish we had such in our neighborhood! Neat creature.

Gledwood said...

yeah that cookaburra looks like he's giving some kinda speach of sorts ...

;->...

Peter said...

ENBIGGEN Photo... Its great.

Jack K. said...

Fantastic Photo.

I think Fred should be commended for opening a Kookaburra eatery. lol

You did tell him, didn't you?

snerx.

Pam said...

What a great photo! We only have Kookaburras in zoos around here.

Merle said...

Hi Robyn ~~ I love Kookaburras, but I guess that Fred doesn't. Can he cover the pond with bird wire?
Sorry you are feeling so cold up there. It is OK her the day today was 11C to 15C and tomorrow will be
10 tonight and 16 top temp. Not too bad at all, and it will get worse.
Take care, Love and Hugs, Merle.

Pear tree cottage! said...

we have a pair in our garden at the moment...........I hope their family arrives soon!!!

Lee-nn

Gattina said...

What ??? you had a Kookaburra in your garden ? I am sooooo jalous ! I dream of having one, they have such a funny laughter. I even have the sound on my computer !!

Jeanette said...

Hi Robyn. Beauutiful photo of the Kookaburra I enlarged it for a good look. My sister sunk some bird wire just under the water level so u cant see it now the fish are safe.. I have shade sails so the birds dont seem to come under them.

Christine and FAZ said...

My favourite bird - I miss them and their laughter here in the Youkay. Christine

Christine and FAZ said...

p.s. I enlarged and it is a great photo, you can see the breeze blowing through her feathers.

Margaret Cloud said...

I enlarged the photo, boy, is he pretty. You can't blame a hungry bird, he probably said thanks. Thank you for coming by.