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Friday, April 9, 2010

King of the Bush


"Kookaburra Sits on the Old Gum Tree" was written by Margaret Sinclair in 1932 and children today still sing the song in school. I remember singing it as a 'Round', where a second group comes in after the first line.

Our resident Kookaburra's sentinel post
is the clothesline...

♫ 'I feel the earth move under my feet' ♪♪
~~ he can also hear that worm moving ~~
or see that hopper hopping...

He was back again this morning
fluffed up against the chill and fog

13 comments:

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Alaine - he is beautiful! As is your header btw. I remember singing the kookaburra song as a round in school too - way over here in Canada!

Alaine said...

Hi Bonnie... you sang it in Canada too? That's nice to know. The shots would have been better taken outside but I would have shooed him off if I'd opened the door.

Wanda said...

I think your Kookaburra is a lovely resident to have, Alaine. Our resident Bluebird sits at the peak of our gazebo, his favorite spot.

steven said...

hey alaine, like bonnie i remember singing the kookaburra song when i was a little tyke. they're pretty big birds . . . . . steven

Alaine said...

Wanda...I love your bluebird! Aren't they delightful
visitors!

Alaine said...

Steven... they're bigger than I imagined before we came here. He and a mate were cackling away this afternoon; I couldn't see them but they were joining in a wonderful cacophony!

Derrick said...

Hi Alaine,

Add me to the choir list! Of course, you'll have to change the words now to "Kookaburra sits on the whirlygi-ig"!

FireLight said...

The header is just gorgeous! I love the tones and colors! The kookaburra looks like a distant relative of our woodpecker!
Amazing photos you have! He looks like he owns the place!

Alaine said...

Firelight, thank you. I doubt if the Kookaburra will come this morning, there are clothes on the line which would deter him!

Paul C said...

What a majestic bird!

Alaine said...

Hello Paul, indeed he is! Thank you for visiting; you've encouraged me to keep going!

Susan said...

What an interesting bird! I think I would hesitate to put any clothes on that line for fear of having to rewash them!! :)

ruthie said...

How wonderful, such an unusual bird, i didn't know they were so big! i used to love singing that song in rounds, we did it at guide camp, and i then taught it to my children on our long car journeys up to scotland, great memories!