I know just how this bird is feeling.
This is my face after reading the news.
I also relate to the stressful snacking,
and that guilty look afterwards.
Birds seem to always understand us.
Hope these guys bring smiles and cheers, to you, from me at The Holler~
Note: Pied Currowangs are omnivorous birds from Eastern Oz.
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Wonderful and expressive birds! (And I get about the stress too.)
I don’t actually look at my face while reading the news, but I am certain I look just like the currawong! დ
Thankful I am not a bird … despite the similarities with eating habits and distracted minds.
Thank you for posting this Cindy 💕
What I AM noticing more are the details of nature and the emerging Spring here in the North East US.
Creating a space of appreciation and observation of nature brings presence and comfort.
As I follow the hummingbird migration north, I think of you and the holler. May it be a place of refuge, delight and appreciation.
And May you and your friends and family remain safe and well 💛🙏💛
“Creating a space of appreciation and observation of nature brings presence and comfort.
As I follow the hummingbird migration north, I think of you and the holler. May it be a place of refuge, delight and appreciation.”
Nature is the best solace and hummingbirds are the best ambassadors. I love your thoughtful message Val & thank you sincerely. Stay safe & well დ
WOW, CINDY GREAT PICTURE, WHAT A YELLOW EYE! 🙂 HOPE YOU & YOUR FAMILY ARE WELL DURING ALL OF THIS. I AM TRYING TO GET STARTED BUILDING A WEBSITE WITH NEW BLOG. A GOOD WAY TO OCCUPY MY TIME INDOORS.
Thank you Mitchell and I hope you are yours are staying safe as well. Your new website sounds exciting. Look forward to seeing it დ
Oh I love this, and that bird is so great! I hope you’re well, Cindy! 🙂
Thank you Arbie! He does look quite a bit like many of us are feeling. Stay safe my friend დ
Great post. My dear late friend Brian Doyle has a book of short stories called “The Mighty Currawongs.
Be well; be safe; be kind.
Awwww, thank you Jim & you be safe too. I will look for the book დ
Looks like a clever bird (a corvid?) ….oh gosh, I just realized that that family name will forever be tarnished by recent events. 🙁
«Birds seem to always understand us.»
Hmmm. Maybe that’s why the currawong looks frazzled in #1 and #2. 😉 Glad that (s)he saw the chance to have some splendid portraits taken and then managed to spruce up and show off that pied tail.
I think birds watch and understand people way better than we do them. It is good he got over his shock and showed us his lovely tail! 😉
Stunning close-ups of the Pied Currawong bird, Cindy! This is the first time I was able to see one thanks to you.
I am happy to make the introduction Peter. They are a most striking and unusual bird, related to magpies and butcher birds. დ
The currawong, you, me AND the planet… waiting for the other shoe to drop! Stay safe, Cindy. 🙂
I’ve never appeared as anonymous before! Sorry about that! 🙂
Thank you for identifying yourself. It is odd when this happens, but it happens fairly frequently დ
Yes. We just a rather distinct earthquake here at The Holler in Southern California დ
Wow I’ve never seen the currawong in close-up before. Great expression. I hope all is well with you.
So far, so good. Stay safe & well Phebie დ
The eyes are so striking! Great photos!
Thank you my friend & cheers! დ
I enjoyed the photos, Cindy! Now I know what a currawong is!
Yes, and that makes two of us! 😉 დ
Birds pick up on things. Søren, our African Grey, has been doing a dry cough and then laughing.
Oh my God!! I swear they are like little Freud’s, always seeing more in us than we see in them 😉
Well said, Cindy.
Thank you & stay safe დ
What a great series of photos to see as the day begins! Thank you.
Ahhh, thank you more for telling me დ
What a cute inquisitive face!
I very much love that you see cute! Says good things about you დ
Such beautiful and expressive birds! And you are so funny…I needed that today! <3
Yes, we need a bit of jolly and the currawong definitely delivers 😉
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Thanks much my friend & take good care დ
They are an interesting bird Cindy. Up in the hills they will get together in groups and chatter and squabble like its a big family reunion. With this they earned a nickname of ‘Hillbillies’ 😀 😂
They would fit right in at The Holler!
Grazie mille დ
Oh, my goodness, look at that face! Your captions did bring a smile. Thank you!
Smiling back at you Liz. Take good care დ
I am smiling. 🙂
I love these photos!
Thanks for sharing.
Be well, be safe, Cindy.
I am smiling due to your very kind comment! დ
Animals have a lot of expressions that we can see if we take the time to look for them. Nice photos. Fun post!
Thank you! Animals are definitely communicating with us. It would be good for us, to make effort, to try and hear what they are saying. დ
My mother always said they talk to us if we only listen.
Your mother was right! დ
TY. I think so. 😉
Lovely, Cindy. Yes! I can relate.
Birds are just like us, except they can fly away. Stay safe Cynthia დ
Love their brilliant yellow eyes and their musical song. We have a pair visit us for breakfast each morning Cindy. They are actually quite shy and hang back till the other pushy magpies have had their feed first
I know you know Pauline, you live in my kind of paradise. Stay safe my friends, both you & Jack დ
Now, that is a bird who should be in theatre. What an expressive face. I know he could be an amazing Hamlet. Hugs!
I have heard birds singing opera like the true divas they are. Shakespeare? The required accent might trip them up. 😉 Love to you Rebecca დ
That 1st photo is what I look like after viewing one of Trump’s “news” conferences. Love it……
Laughing….It is like the currawong was in the press corp. 😉
This bird looks like a deep thinker. A very expressive face.
Agreed. Birds are way smart, especially about humans დ
Haha! Very inquisitive bird!
Smiling. I have never met an un-inquisitive bird <3
Thank you. Be well დ
They remind me very much of an owl’s eyes. They are so intense, and seem to be looking right into you.
Yes. Some wild birds do that. Looking into their eyes is amazing. I am glad you experienced this. დ
The eye is really incredible.
Rather penetrating aren’t they! დ
Fabulous pictures, Cindy!
Thank you Sue! Much appreciated დ
Such an expressive face.
Yes, lots of thoughts and feeling percolating there! დ
😀 😀 Stay safe and have a nice weekend, greets, Annette
Visa versa 2UX2 Annette & thank you my friend დ
J’ai un cœur, tout tendre qui bat
Un petit cœur qui pourtant est grand comme ça
Il y a toujours une place pour une personne
Mon petit cœur est peux-t être fragile
Il m’a dis un jour
Que tu as réussi à trouver le mot de passe pour venir sur mon blog
Que ce code n’était pas très compliqué
Il est fait d’amour et d’amitié , de tendresse et de douceur
Ce n’est pas parce que on ne se voit pas ,que cela n’existe pas
Mon petit cœur te souhaite une bonne journée
Un bon week-end
Prends soin de toi, Bisous Bernard
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard! დ
wunderschön, liebe Cindy, das wollte ich heute kurz erwähnen:”Jammern bringt nichts, wir müssen uns arrangieren, Klaus”.
Ja! Guter Punkt. Positives Handeln ist wichtig. Deutschland leistet mit dem Koronavirus hervorragende Arbeit. დ
Great photos. A big flock of currawongs live in my town in south eastern Australia. They often visit the trees around my house and fill the air with their glorious, tuneful singing.
I can never possibly spend enough time in incredible Oz. You are fortunate to have all the wonderful birds for neighbors. დ
Yes, they are particularly good neighbours now. 😊
I understand! დ
Quite expressive! 🙂
Yes, lots of thoughts and feeling in those eyes! დ
Interesting birds… Never heard of Currawongs before…
The birds face on the first picture is similar to my current “news face”…
Stay save, dear Cindy! <3
Believe me, that bird face is my face too! 😉 Stay safe & well my friend დ
Great birds, great words with it. Keep safe Cindy and family!
Thanks so much my friend and you take good care too! დ
Great photos of these wonderful birds – there is a posse of them in my neighbourhood and sometimes I see over a dozen of them with their golden eyes and quizzical expressions perched along the branches 😊
I really do wish I lived in OZ. დ
They are quite expressive.
Yes, they are emotional creatures. დ
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Pictures from Cindy Knoke of the Pied Currowangs of Eastern Oz.
Thank you for sharing & caring Patricia & be well my friend დ
He’s sort of a ugly-handsome chap. I love his intelligent yellow eyes. I try not to “think” about the news. I read it and then try and focus on something else!
Smart strategy and I am glad you are employing it. Birds do have this penetrating sentience that you see in their eyes. დ
Magnificent photos Cindy… <3
You are very kind & most appreciated Sue დ
In crazy times like we have now, that first pic is perfect! Hope we are your family are well out there. Be safe.
Thank you Frank & I hope you and yours stay safe & well my friend დ
Yes, yes, yes! I recognized all of these bird faces!!!!
Thanks for making me smile this morning, Cindy!!
Visa versa. Your kind comment just made me smile დ
You can definitely read its mind
Yes indeed. The interesting thing is I suspect bird’s read our minds too! დ
Anonymous is me, Derrick
I am so glad my anonymous friends let me know I know them! Silly WP 😉
What a treat! The expressions and words you related to them are so relatable! LOL! Stay well, my friend!
Awww, so happy you enjoyed Linda & thank you! Stay safe with kitties and family my friend დ
black birds.. my little friends..thanks for sharing =^_^=
They remember their human friends as they are very smart birds დ
How wonderful and beautiful. You are an amazing photographer and make all of our lives so much better. Thank you.
Visa versa 2UX2! You are an amazing artist and your feathered family make my <3 warm. Stay safe my friend დ
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Hugs to you sweet friend დ
Mercy, what wicked talons these birdies have!! Looks like they could have anything they want for dinner, ha! Thank you for introducing me to a bird I’ve never seen before. We’re all locked down in central Illinois, trying to stay away from the virus. Hope you’re safely hunkered down at The Holler, too.
Happy to introduce you to this fine feathered friend Debbie & glad to hear you are safely ensconced at home. We are hunkering at The Holler and the empty spaces around us feel very good right now. Stay safe & well დ
You are right that this guy has a little guilty look 🙂 and that is perfectly fine to me. I think he also felt a little warm from knowing a kind approval from you.
Awwww, I love my blogging friends! Thank you. And I agree. Snack on birdie 😉 დ
I felt like I was looking in a mirror 🙂
Me three!!! 😉 <3
Interesting looking bird. Are they related to crows or ravens? Thanks for helping to keep us soothed and focused on something good Cindy. Be well my friend. ☀
Thank you Brad. They do look ravenish don’t they. But they are actually only distantly related to the corvidae. They are closely related to magpies and butcher birds. Stay safe and well my friend დ
OK, thanks Cindy.
Yes, I can relate to all as well. It is restful, soothing and uplifting I think to watch the birds, wildlife and game to see the way they are without a care in the world. 🙂 There is a scripture (one is in Matt. 10:31) that says that God sees and knows every sparrow that falls to the ground and cares for each and every one and how much more he cares for us, his children. That is so comforting. Stay well and God bless Cindy as we all work through this together. 🙂
Yes nature makes me feel encased by God. Bless you Joyce & stay safe my friend დ
A bird with attitude, Cindy.
My kinda bird! დ
me too chuckle…
Cindy, that first picture caught me totally off guard and I couldn’t help cracking up! Thank you for the laughter. I hope you and your family are doing well. ❤
I am so glad he made you laugh! He definitely looks like he just watched the news 😉 Take good care Stephanae დ
whimsical, aware, curious
you captured it all
Awww, thanks so much my friend & stay safe and well! დ
You, too, Cindy!
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Amazing pics, and VERY relatable 😉
I am glad! Thank you & take good care დ
🙂 Lovely as always! I’m always in awe of your photos!
Awwww. I am touched. Thank you Melanie დ
These little guys bring a smile.
Hope you’re doing well. The next few weeks, probably through the end of May are going to be the most stressful. I hope you have plenty of snacks at the ready. And, if it gets real bad, the cats and I might have you to join you for some snacking. 🙂
Stay well, stay safe.
Come on over. I am planning with military precision the day I will allow myself to bake and partially consume, a 7 layer coconut cake 😉 დ
He is beautiful – love his yellow eyes. I just look blank when I see the news now.
I get this completely. Stay safe Kerry დ
This did make me laugh! Thank you!
Oh good. Laughter is good medicine დ
Ahhh….PIEd currawong! It must be magpie’s cousin. ImPECKable shots as always, my dear friend. (⑅´•⌔•`)*✲ﾟ*｡♡♡♡♡♡
You always make me smile. Thank you. Be well and take good care დ
So sweet close up.❤
Yes. The closer you look the more you see the intelligence shining back at you ღ
Thanks for a beautiful post on our Currawong Cindy, a pleasurable relaxing post, kind regards.
You are most welcome & happy you enjoyed ღ
I love this, Cindy! Made my day, especially that first photo with the cocked head. 😀
Your comment made me smile. Thank you Jennie & be well ღ
I love those curious, bright yellow eyes! Wow!
Quite an intelligence looking back at us! ღ
I love that you see the beauty ღ
The snacking…. oh the snacking.
Be well, dear Cindy!
Simply delicious isn’t it! 😉 <3
Hi Cuz, Currawight or Currawong, it was funny !!! 🙋 With all the news I hope all is well with you and yours. Had a bit of a scare here but it turned out to be a bad cold 😷. Take care, ok 💟
Yikes! Any sickness now would be scary. Glad to hear it was not serious and stay safe cuz ღ
Great captures, Cindy. I loved the captions. I was confused at first, thinking that Pied Currawong might have a larger range that I first thought, then you mentioned Oz….. when were you here?
I was there for the month of February & miss it already! ღ
Same time as I met another blogger. Just as well you make it here in time! How long was your stay?
We were there for a month, not long enough!
Come down again soon, and let me know if you come my way.
I will definitely. There is so much more to see! დ
Just one of the many wonders one can observe in California. Thanks for sharing you made my day 🙂
Ahhhh, thanks so much & lovely to meet you! ღ
Nice to meet you too hope all is well 🙂
Visa versa! დ
Hey, you were right! He or she did make me smile and chuckle…
Oh, good! Mission accomplished. ღ
Yes, big time! X
What a beautiful bird!
Also: He looks like he has a lot of personality.
He definitely does, personality and intelligence! დ
Perfect sentiment. The birds can definitely relate to the way humans are feeling these days. I just did a series of blogs on my spearfruit.com sitevto hopefully put a lighter spin on things and to get people laughing and hopefully reducing some of their stress. Hope it helps!!
How wonderful! I would head over and check it out. Stay safe Gary დ
Thanks Cindy…loved the post. You made me smile and even chuckle a little.
I am glad! Mission accomplished დ
Doing amazing as always Cindy!
Glad to hear it & stay well my friend!
An excellently expressive bird… RH
He communicates well for us doesn’t he!
So much truth. Fantastic shots and expression. Stay safe my friend. <3
You stay safe too my friend & thank you დ
Thanks for the wonderful photos, Cindy. Although I’m staying at home for a while now I’m a couple of days behind reading blog posts. Interesting experience, I thought I had more time for reading during lockdown. Stay safe and healthy.
You are most welcome & thank you for the appreciation! დ
I believe this bird has seen a lot in the life. It has the eyes of old and wise creature.
I see this too! დ
I talk to all the animals around here (Near San Diego)…lizards, snails, the rare rabbit, bees, and the birds. Birds are the best conversationalists. I do think they are reassured by my voice…less likely to fly the coop, so to speak. I talk a little in my native language and try a few “CAWS’ in theirs. I visited Japan once and I swear that the crows there only said, “KAH, KAH” and never “KAW, KAW.” Did the crows copy the people? Or did the people copy the crows? Of course, it could be sheer coincidence.
No, it’s not your imagination, crows and corvids are very intelligent and excellent mimics with wonderful memories. They remember a person who is mean to them for years and years. I was out last night and talking to the cat like I always do in a falsetto voice, an owl responded and some sort of sleeping bird on the roof responded too. The cat and I were amazed! They liked the soft soothing, high-pitched voice. I normally imitate bird sounds, mocking birds and ravens reply. So talk away, the birds will love you for it, and who knows, you may start a conversation! დ
Got to love those big yellow eyes, great set of photos!
Yes they pierce into the soul don’t they! Stay safe & thank you John დ
What a curious-looking bird! 🙂 I like its yellow eyes and funny expressions.
I am glad you do! His expressions are quite comical.
Cindy, thank you so much!
I feel like that too today Cindy. Just went to get the food for the next few days. Huge queue, took me two hours!
No fun and quite stressful, I know. დ
Oh my, how true this is. It’s like looking in a mirror.
Wonderful as always Cindy and perfect commentary…♥
Happy you enjoyed Sally & hope you stay safe and swell! დ
We will do Cindy..♥
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What a wonderful distracting post, Cindy! The bird looks like similar to an magpie. On the last image he looks like a little bite concerned. But its a beauty one. Thank you for this wonderful posting, stay save, well and enjoy the weekend. Michael
Thanks so much Michael, and you are correct! The currawong is in the magpie family and they do have similarities. Have a good weekend my friend ღ
So awesome!!! Thank you for sending it and making me laugh! Happy Easter (ෆຶдෆຶ)
My pleasure and the very same to you, Cindy!!
That gold eye contrasted with his black body! Startling! And your comments were so close to home funny! Thanks, Cindy
Thank you for such a very kind comment! You make me happy I posted ໒( ♥ ◡ ♥ )७
Such a cutie
Those yellow eyes against the black plumage is striking.
Yes! They truly is unusual <3
These pictures really bring a smile. It is great how you managed to capture the expressions. You are not alone I have those look on my face when I see the news and when I snack late at night. 🙂. Blessings to you.
Love and Blessings back to you Beverly ♱♡‿♡♰
Thank you Cindy. 🙂
You are most welcome my friend ♡´･ᴗ･`♡
Thank you Cindy. Best wishes to you. 🙂
Back 2UX2 <3
What amazing eyes! Yes, very knowing birds with lots of expression.
It is so striking to me how often wild creatures seem to make direct eye contact, from grizzly bears, to whales, to birds. They look into the camera lens and it feels as if they are looking into me. It is something special to experience დ
Yes, my artist friend and I have talked about this and the need to draw some living engagement that animals have within their gaze.
Would love to see the results დ
Schöne Fotos. Freundliche Grüsse. Wolfgang
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Wolfgang დ დ