Thursday, August 24, 2006

Birds and Random Pastoral Scenes

One of the first things we noticed here was the exotic birds that are everywhere. It's an ornithological paradise (I think I read that there are more species of parrots in Australia than anywhere but Indonesia, and that's not far from here). Every day we see sulphur-crested cockatoos, galahs, gang gangs, king parrots, and other beautiful creatures that we had never seen outside of zoos. It's really amazing.

A Kookaburra in our backyard (got that song stuck in your head yet?):

They really do laugh -- or sound like they're laughing. Or maybe they sound like maniacal shrieking monkeys.

Here's a parrot - not sure of the species.

And here are a few random shots that Susan took around the ANU campus:


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