Saturday, May 31, 2014

In Birdsland Today

The sun is not out hidden in clouds of gray
It has rained overnight and more rain on the way
In the Yarra Ranges quite typical weather for late Autumn and May
But in the Yarra Ranges the bellbirds are singing in Birdsland today
The birds who do sing every day of the year
The warbling of the magpies so pleasant to hear
From the higher branches of the tall gum trees
The laughter of the kookaburras is carrying in the breeze
The loud quacks of the female black duck and the softer calls of the drake
Grebe and moorhen and coot seen all year round on the lake
In small flocks of thirty to twelve or thirteen
The wood duck grazing by the lake all year round to be seen
The sun in the gray clouds is hidden away
But the birds they are singing in Birdsland today.

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