a daily tanka — June 17

late, a lone ibis 
lands on orchestra island 
kerfuffle among
the bassoonists tuning 
— aahnking n honking begins 

Image: An Australian white ibis (Threskiornis molucca) at the local lagoon this morning. I know, a bit of anthropomorphism but they make a beautiful racket arguing for best perch or ‘keep your distance pal’. (Here’s some audio fun from Centennial Park in Sydney c/- Greg McLaughlin on xeno-canto).

And keeping in the woodwind theme, for music today here’s Percy Grainger’s Music for Saxophones (maybe start with Lisbon Dublin Bay) (Youtube)