A bit of inspiration
The passing of our Queen

A lullabye

The Bush Stone Kerlew is an endangered native bird but on our island they are everywhere.  They are known for their call which is rather like a sad screaming.  First nations people say it is the screaming of a parent for a lost child or maybe a child that has died or is going to die.

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At the moment there are lots of chicks being hatched  and one pair is in our yard.  The other day I heard this most unusual bird call.  It was soft and sweet and it was a Kerlew talking to her chick, rather like a mother singing a lullaby, just beautiful.   Nothing like the loud scream that is usually associated with the bird.  I hope these chicks survive.



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Queenie Patch

What a wonderful scene in your garden!

Carolyn Foley

It was.


This is so much part of my growing up in the far north. Thank you. Regards. Susan.

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