Time for me to share more of my fav Aussie pics. Here’s some emu photos in a short video and several of my emu drawings. For those who haven’t read my poem about ‘Ethel Emu’ have a read and find out a little more about these curious and unusual looking flightless Aussie birds. Visit @emusofinsta which is a fun photography IG to view many weird and wonderful emus in action.
ETHEL EMU: a poem ✍🏼📝
You might think it's rather strange to be a bird that cannot fly,
While all the other birds are flying high up in the sky.
However it doesn't concern me much as I'm really down to earth,
No doubt flying through the air is more trouble than it's worth.
When I run I can get up quite a speed, in fact I'm mighty fast,
I move so quickly you hardly see me as I go zooming past.
So listen mate I can run, oh yes I can run,
I can thunder through the outback like a shot out of a gun.
On land you can be sure I really know my way around,
You can see a lot more of Australia with both feet on the ground.
I'm really far too big to fly with wings as small as mine,
But it's lucky I sure love running as I do it all the time.
My long legs and thick foot pads let me race along bush tracks,
At speeds of 50 kms per hour across the wild outback.
Though my plumage isn't glam and there's no music in my song,
When I get my big legs pumping I can really race along.
While I go scrounging in the bush, my male partner's on the nest,
If the chicks are threatened he will grunt and growl to scare off any pests.
When a dingo attacks our new born chicks in our nest of sticks and bark,
Our sharp claws inflict wounds in a series of high kicks that really leave their mark.
I'm well known for my crazy looks and weird prehistoric sounds,
I'm a large, unique Aussie bird that runs along the ground.
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