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A Blood-Red Bird

a blood red bird

I was not woken by the rooster
Nor by the crow’s tough song
But the midnight cry of a blood red bird
Brought this sleeplessness on

— (smog)

What Canberra lacks in humans, it more than makes up for in the quantity and variety of its bird life. This is one of many, many, many birds I’ve seen in Canberra, which I have nicknamed “Birdtown, Australia”. I must have seen a dozen different species while I was out jogging by Lake Burley Griffin this morning, including wild cockatoos. Many of them are remarkably colourful and just as remarkably noisy.

Link (from my flickr photostream).