February 27th, 2010
Chuckles dropped by this morning with a few friends and relations in tow. We were being formally introduced -so to speak. They were a very attractive lot. You could certainly see the family likeness there. She seemed so very proud of them all.
She showed off in front of them by coming right up to the door as I walked out. ‘She is so brave’, they all seemed to be thinking. They waited patiently along on the side of the porch railing, being patient is something kookaburras do so very well. They looked like they were lining up in a bank waiting for a teller. Or perhaps standing in line for a hamburger, which was a little more appropriate for a kookaburra.
They were all very polite and just a little reserved. Although they had quite a bit to say to each other. I could not quite make out what they were saying, as I don’t talk kookaburra, but I think they were commenting upon my garden and how comfortable my porch railing was to sit upon.
I nodded to them and wished them good morning, then Chuckles & I went about our business & Chuckles baby came down a little closer, making the sort of noises a hungry baby kookaburra is inclined to make. The others watched from a distance, very interested indeed. After the show was over – so to speak, they flew off and I waved them good bye.