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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.

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We share our backyard with many kookaburras.

We have to share the patio too!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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3 Comments

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.
    Blessings
    Diane

     
  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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