Monday, July 07, 2008


This regal fellow, a blue winged kookaburra, has had a lovely morning, perched high in a tree chuckling at my efforts to dry laundry between rain showers. I do enjoy the sound of kookaburras. They always make me smile. Maybe part of it is remembering old movies with jungle scenes, where inevitably, there in the depths of deepest darkest Africa, somewhere near Tarzan's home, an Australian kookaburra starts up laughing. It was always a source of great hilarity in my family.

4 comments:

~V said...

Kookaburra sits in the old gum treeeee, merry merry King of the bush is heeeeee, laugh Kookaburra laugh Kookaburra, gay your life must be...

The first time I ever saw a life Kookaburra (actually 4 of them!) was in the Toronto Zoo...they were just sitting on a branch, so gentle and gorgeous...I had NO idea they were so small....okay I thought they were like eagles or something lol....they were so beautiful!

xsquared said...

What a handsome fellow!

Me said...

Nice photo.

We get frustrated with movies that show animals or birds in the wrong environment...come on!!

meggie said...

I love Kookaburras too! I love to hear them laugh.
I have been told they forecast rain if they laugh.
Or, out in the bush, the Aboriginals said the Missus of the Station was pregnant if the Kook came to laugh!
I will be the Missus with the large family cringed if she heard that laugh!