Kookaburra Sits on the Old Gum Tree...
Yes - so many of us were taught that "exotic" song some many decades ago. Who knew that I would grow up and have an "inlaw home" where those miniature-yet-LOUD birds harangued our world just before dawn, and just after sunset each day:
Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be!
I have to say, the kookaburras are CUTE. They are small. How can such a sound emit from this little bird? As I have mentioned, it was raining at the Botanocal Gardens.
And so there were very few people , and lots of birds flitting about. Here are some of my Kookaburra shots:
Oops. I think that this is a goanna. I am not even sure how to spell it. Clearly, not a cookaburra.