Here we are on Magnetic Island. Dad has a place. It is hot and I am on holiday. Blogging continues of course.
Today’s animal is a bird we saw this morning.
As big as a small loaf of bread with feathers and a long tail.
It landed on the front fence, flapped a bit and jumped onto the lawn. It crept along the shrubby fenceline in such a way that it reminded me of my cat. Except it was a bird. Comedy gold this bird.
I took some photos with my iPhone (I have one now you know). And then I rushed inside to get the proper camera – although we forgot to bring the lead thingy so we can’t connect it to the computer so I can’t upload those photos here but the iPhone ones are perfectly good as you can see below.
Some of our suggestions were…is it a pheasant? Is it a scrub turkey? Is it some kind of pudding? Why is it sneaking about like that? Has it done something wrong?
You’re all welcome to have a guess. Dad will be home later and he will know. He will say something like “Oh, you saw the Spotted Tailed Brown Bellied Rufous Hoohoo! Yes, they were introduced onto the island in the late 1800s to curtail the activities of the Rock Wallabies who have been eating the Kangaroo Grass I planted. Look, here is some wallaby poo!” Holidays with dad can be like that.
Mr Onthemoon is a Jetsetter and Bon Vivant currently resident at Labradoodle Acres, Home for the Prematurely Indeterminate. He has written in a number of books and he even owned some of them.
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