Wednesday, December 21, 2011



A busy 'gang' of white cockies is often seen around Westfields.  Today a flock is in Mayfield.  Are they having a change of scene after 'pruning' all their favourite trees over that way? 

.....where the tree-ferns grow by the river,
...in the gullies Bell-birds are chiming,
....their lyric notes rhyming:
Orana! Orana! Orana! to Christmas Day.
....currawongs chant in wattle-tree bowers,
in the blue rangers lorikeets calling,
carols of bushbirds rising and falling.
Orana! Orana! Orana! to Christmas Day.

Orana is an aboriginal word meaning welcome.  by John Wheeler. Copyright by Chappell and Co Australia P/L trading as Warner Chappell music.

1 comment:

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

OK I am jealous, our pigeons are OK but they are not very exotic.