Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bird Moments Part 2

 Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
-  Chinese Proverb
Blue Wing Kookaburra
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz 
Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers a living prismatic gem it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description. W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions

Humming Bird

Use the talents you possess for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.Henry Van Dyke
Willy Willy Wagtail sitting on a cow's tail cow did a pee and Willy had a cup of tea.
Could'nt resist throwing this in.One of my dad's favorites when I was small and the little ditty I have passed on to my children along with this one.
Ask ya mother for sixpence to see the giant giraffe with pimples on his eyebrows and spots upon his as....k ya mother for sixpence repeat.

Located across Australia's Top end and down the Eastern seaboard to South of Sydney, found in forest edges, parks and gardens, the Figbird is a locally nomadic bird which roams in search of native and cultivated fruits and figs

Fig Bird

Hoodwinked Eagle 

Eagle attacking Mountain Goat

Lorikeet Feeding

The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.

Minahs Chatting

A Bird
A bird came down the walk,
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angleworm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.
And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.
by Emily Dickinson
Swamp Hen
You have to believe in happiness,
Or happiness never comes
Ah, that's the reason a bird can sing
On his darkest day he believes in Spring

Douglas Malloch
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I'm damned if I see how the helican.  

Dixon Lanier Merritt
Family of Cormorants

The Raven Edgar Allen Poe
But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only 
 That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. 
 Nothing further then he uttered not a feather then he fluttered 
 Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends have flown before 
 On the morrow will he leave me, as my hopes have flown before." 
 Then the bird said, "Nevermore."  
Bob Marley Three Little Birds

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