You know the poem? Owl and the Pussycat? You dont? Here it is
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'
Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
You know the sad thing? I know this by heart, lol. This poem has played a minor role in my life in so many places and in so many times. Bong tree? piggy wig? dancing by the light of the moon? fun. But I was reminded of this poem when we were lead to the front of the falconry and shown an Owl and an Eagle on static frames.
Just look at his face..Guess who he reminded me of?
A video of the lovely bird.
This was a fascinating day out. Kannu got to learn how to fly owls, vultures and kestrels. We had a lovely time photographing and getting very close to these magnificent birds. Lovely lovely. If only the sun had been out, but we cant have everything. Also, I wished I had a very fast lens, but hey…when I grow up, eh?