Spring is in the air here in Northeastern USA and I thought about this little comment a fervent follower of mine wote. It was so descriptive of spring I decided to share it with you here. I love the vocabulary and different bird names...for you who live in the USA I think it will be new to you too. OF COURSE MY FAVE was the part about the Kookaburras and Gum tree.....I remember that song from when I was eight years old singing it in Brownie Troop! Thank you Andrea for a lovely note......
We are blessed with lots of birds here! So many ... in fact ... that we have 2 fake owls sitting near the house ... to scare off the miner birds that constantly try to build their nests under our verandah! Safe & dry for them ... but noisy & bird licey for us! We have some beautiful Rosellas & Rainbow Parakeets who visit. We also have a resident REAL owl who sits on the top of our driveway post. And ... the other day ... I saw this huge bird fly down from the escarpment ... and right over our paddocks and realised it was an Australia wedge-tailed eagle. It was amazing! We have a pair of kookaburras that live in the gum tree near the front of the house! We also had some wood ducks that nested in the big gum tree in front of our house. Every year they would come & care for their eggs/ducklings ... then the time would come for them to leave the next for good. It was a good 20' to the ground ... and mum & dad sat at the bottom of the tree coaxing their duckies down to the ground. What an amazing sight ... to see these little babies dive to the ground ... and pick themselves up. One year they left 2 behind in the nest (oh ... they were frightened little things that just wouldn't leave the nest). Shane had to climb up and rescue them because mum & dad & their little line of ducklings had waddled off to the dam & we knew that they weren't coming back! We rang "WIRES" (animal rescue) ... and after a few weeks they released them onto our dam! Oh ... and Bree loves the little willy wagtails that flit around! Sorry ... just wanted to share my fav thing ... sitting on my front swing seat (on the verandah) with Bree ... watching all the birds! Hope this has brought a smile to your face today!
I hope you are all smiling no~DonnaPin It Now!