Wednesday, July 8, 2015

King of the Bush

08th July 2015

KING OF THE BUSH

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be!

(Excerpt from The Kookaburra Song by Marion Sinclair written in 1932)

Laughing Kookaburra's doing what they do best... Laughing at Jarowair, 8th July 2015

This photo,although not the clearest one I have taken has proven quite popular. Southern Queensland Country Tourism shared it on their Facebook Page in August, and it was re-shared an astounding 68 times, with 400 likes!  It was also the photo chosen from many submitted, to be used in our Jarowair Property Profile in the Wildlife Lands Newsletter in November 2015.

Screen Shot of Southern Qld Country Tourism's use of the Laughing Kookaburra Photo - 22nd August 2015

Kookaburra Photo featured in our Property Profile in the Wildlife Lands Newsletter, November 2016

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Willie Wagtail's are all named Gilbert

05th July 2015

At Jarowair, all of the Willie Wagtails that visit us have been affectionately nick-named "Gilbert".  They always seem so happy when they visit us on the veranda, on the fence and flitting around the property, and they remind me of the spirit of the beautiful little Willie Wagtail that befriended my Great-Great Uncle, Australian Artist G.T.M Roach (Gilbert Thomas Meredith Roach) and inspired him to write a memoir about his friendship with a particular wagtail many years ago.

J.G.

Willie Wagtail on the fence at Jarowair 05/07/15

"Gilbert" Staring me down :)
"Come in Willie" by G.T.M Roach  - 1952

5th July 1952 - Newspaper Article from the Argus, about the publishing of My Great-Great Uncle's Book "Come in Willie" by G.T.M Roach.