Friday, March 5, 2010

Saturday Photo Hunt ----- Foreign






FOREIGN


Once the kookaburra was an everyday sight for me but now it is quite foreign and I had to take a photo when I visited Australia last year.


To be honest this is a foreign sight even for Australians but these two aborigines were busking on the walkway at Circular Quay in Sydney on a sunny afternoon. Click to enlarge and yes that is a curled up snake being "charmed" at the end of the didgeridoo.




HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE



21 comments:

CRIZ LAI said...

That's a beautiful you have there on the bird but get that snake away from me as I had one baby sneaked through my door some years back.. :P

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Carolina Victory said...

Both are things I've heard of but never seen with my own eyes, so definitely foreign to me! Great shots.

Annie
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Carver said...

Those are both great shots for the theme. Happy weekend.

ewok1993 said...

what a great interpretationo the theme.

enjoy the weekend.

jams o donnell said...

That is such a beautiful bird and the aborigines look other worldly. Great take on the theme! Happy weekend

candi said...

Great shots for theme and definitely foreign to me!

Happy weekend!

YTSL said...

I was in Australia on a youth exchange years ago. Saw my share of kookaburras and indigeneous Australians but no buskers over the course of my visit there! :D

momgen said...

This is very interesting shots for the theme. Happy hunting...

Mine is here

archiearchive said...

Foreign for you - home for me :)

That snake is a "quiet one". A python.

Andrée said...

What perfect photos for today! The kookaburra is gorgeous and the dancing is fascinating. Thank you.
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Gledwood said...

Are kookaburras the ones that do good impressions of car alarms, phones ringing... etc/etc?

PS I saw your photo at Liz's blog in Wales and was quite astonished to find you were a grown woman ~ no west highland terriers in sight!!

lady macleod said...

I'll take the bird over the snake but great photographs as always.

CherryPie said...

Both are great photos. I hope you have a great weekend :-)

Colin Campbell said...

Not foreign to me JMB. I dress like that every day for work.

ipanema said...

i remember a grade school song about the kookabura (sitting on an old gum tree) which is foereign to me. i feel homesick when things at home becomes foreign. i can understand you.

i love this second pic too! they;re a sight.


thanks for the visit!

Liz said...

A real live snake?!
Uurrhh

Lee said...

I have family of kookaburras here, jmb and they keep watch daily. If my cats are outside and I call them to come back inside, the birds come! They know that there are meat scraps for them, as well. They have their sentries on high keeping an eye out. That includes the magpies, butcher birds,currawongs et al. They all know I'm a big sucker!!

My two furry rascals are used to the birds and vice versa. I've even had the magpies wander inside for a look-see!

Voyager said...

I've never seen a kookaburra in Australia. Or if I did I didn't know it.
V.

Lee said...

Gledwood...no. Magpies can do that, so can butcher birds.

Lee said...

"One of Australia's most highly-regarded songbirds, the Australian Magpie has a wide variety of calls, many of which are complex. Pitch may vary over up to four octaves,[31] and the bird can mimic over 35 species of native and introduced bird species, as well as dogs and horses.[32] Magpies have even been noted to mimic human speech when living in close proximity to humans.[33] Its complex, musical, warbling call is one of the most familiar Australian bird sounds. In Denis Glover's poem The Magpies, the mature magpie's call is described as quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle,[34] one of the most famous lines in New Zealand poetry, and in the children's book Waddle Giggle Gargle by Pamela Allen.[35]"

"The Pied Butcherbird has a beautiful fluting, piping call and can mimic other birds or sounds"

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

OMG, I didn't see the snake at first!