Change of Scenery

27 Sep

…Because I know you’re sick of looking at spiders.

I know I am.

So how about an Australian icon – a kookaburra.


We share our backyard with many kookaburras.

We have to share the patio too!

(It would be nice if they ‘cleaned up’ after themselves.)


Our yard backs onto a bit of bush so the birds love to sit on our fence.

I suspect they prefer our yard to our many pet owning neighbours.


No we don’t usually feed them.

It might seem like a ‘nice’ thing to do for them but it just makes them dependent on humans and more vulnerable in the environment.  Aside from the fact that kookaburras are carnivores.


However, (cover your ears….eyes…if you’re squirmish)

I did leave a dish…or three…of nice fat juicy silkworms out there for the birds.


So there you go…something more pleasant to look at while you wait for me to think up a homeschool related topic to post about. I’m open to suggestions.

Well off to the patio to ‘clean up’ after those kookaburras!!



Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Bits and Pieces


3 responses to “Change of Scenery

  1. Elsa

    September 28, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Oh yes, much nicer. Thank you!

  2. Diane

    October 1, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Love these birds. We have a kangaroo preserve here in North Georgia that is great. They actually have a couple of kookaburras and I think the Atlanta Zoo has them too.

  3. Tracey

    October 1, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I’m very partial to the kookaburra. I love the blue colouring on their wings. And their ‘laugh’ is wonderful, especially if they are sitting on your patio and the sound echos through the whole house. Pretty cool.


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