Wednesday, March 23, 2016

ABC Wednesday—K is for "kookaburra"

The nice folks from Sea World come to see 
us from 
time to time.  Three years ago, they brought a 
couple of penguins to the office, and they 
showed up recently with some more cute critters, 
including this (very loud) kookaburra.

(Come by next week to see an especially 
cute and cuddly visitor.)

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  1. I hadn't realised that kookaburras were so big. And tame!

  2. A magnificent bird..... their sound is wonderful too

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

  3. Kookaburras have the most amazing sound which sounds like a shrill laugh. As a Girl Guide we used to sing a song..
    kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
    Merry merry king of the birds is he,
    Laugh Kookaburra, Laugh laugh Kookaburra, gay your life must be.
    One of my favourite birds, I met one at a wild bird centre, he was circling around in the air,
    looking for somewhere to land and decided to pick the table we were sitting at,
    he waddled over to us and made his familiar sound, he allowed us to tickle his head, we couldn't
    believe how tame he was, a most unforgetable moment in our lives!
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

    1. How nice for you! And the day he was in the office, most of us had that song in our head all day.

  4. Oh, gosh, ain't he cute? Now I have that song going through my head, "Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree...." Know that one?

    1. Ooops! Now I see that Trubes wrote all the lyrics!" And she's right; we did sing that when I was a Girl Scout.

  5. Awesome shot of the sweet Kookaburra ~

    Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

  6. That's quite the heavy beak! - Margy

  7. A kookaburra in New York. Didn't expect that. They regularly wake me from my slumber, with their laughter.

  8. Trubes - I sang that song as a child, in school!



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