Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kookaburra Heaven

    Resting in Peace

    This Ga Ga moment occurred on a picnic at the Wappa Dam.The sun was setting and we were relaxing having our picnic, when we looked up into the tree above us to see a kookaburra looking down and as we looked across to another tree, there was another Kooka. 
   We proceeded to have our picnic and just in front of our table was an epitaph for a  young women as we read it a Kookaburra swooped down over our heads and landed on it  followed by another and another until the family of Kookas were now perched on it.
They remained there just looking at us obviously waiting for something too eat.
   My daughters and I kept looking at each other as these five Kookaburras sat on the epitaph looking at us.They remained there for ages so we took some photos.Its was such a peaceful place to be remembered.We read the epitaph a few times that afternoon Heidi Mcneigh 1971 to 1995  loved racing horses and now watched over by a family of Kookaburras we thought.Thought I would share this with everyone by putting it up as my Ga Ga moment this week.


Egret Flying over The Dam

Kookaburra Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree
Merry merry king of the bush is he
Laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra
Gay your life must be 

Family Of Cormorants
Wappa Dam

Kookaburra hold a special place in Australian hearts. They figure prominently in the folklore of many who have inhabited the continent.

The Laughing Kookaburra, with its unmistakable call, is the largest kingfisher in the world, and the  Blue-winged Kookaburra is not far behind.
As well as its popular fame, kookaburras have a fascinating natural history. They live in family groups.These were beautiful blue winged Kookaburras on this afternoon and they have left a memory on my daughters and me.

Dam at Dusk
Egret at the Dam
      Images taken of the dam on that afternoon as you can see i think there may have been some other families there that day five cormorants perched on the handrails above the dam. 


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