With his offbeat sense of humour, William takes us on a refreshing journey to observe Australia's incredibly rich bird-life and the people who work alongside it.
From the iconic emu through to that expert mimic, the Lyrebird, you’ll never experience bird-watching quite like this."
Ironically, I just finished watching the series on the DVD that I bought from the ABC shop (because I missed it's run on ABC TV) and I just saw the movie Birdman today starring Michael Keaton.
And written a number of books with his latest being
The Laughing Clowns (I haven't read any of Bill's books yet).
I have written a few posts before on this blog about William's late wife Sarah Watt
Look Both Ways
Worse Things Happen at Sea, which was co-written and illustrated with photos taken by his late wife, the filmmaker Sarah Watt, describes their family life together as they face the news that she is terminally ill.
|Bill being a Bower Bird and showing off his acting skills in |
|There is even some musical numbers in Hello Birdy, as well.|
|A galah on top of a football stadium?-)|
|The mystery of the pissed parrot.|
|Magpie waiting to attack in Hello Birdy.|
|"There's a sucker born every minute". Leech on Bill's lip.|
|Bill trying to collect Emu semen in Hello Birdy.|
I've got to say after looking at that last picture with Bill and the emu, that I'm not that kind of bird lover ;-)
On a synchy note, I saw Australian actor Rod Taylor, star of the movie, The Birds just passed away.
I only just realized reading a Wiki entry on William McInnnes that his first name is Daryl, so he is a Daz, too, (although my name is Darren).
He also played Senior Constable Nick Schultz in Blue Heelers and Schultz was my father's real surname before he took his stepfather's surname as his family name.
At the moment I'm reading Carrie Tiffany's book Mateship with Birds, which was a book I bought at this year's Byron Bay Writer's Festival.
UPDATE: January 11th, 2015
Not long after writing this post and mentioning Rod Taylor's passing and William McInnes playing Nick Schultz in Blue Heelers, a blogging friend of mine wrote this latest post on his blog -In Honor of departed pals Howard Schultz and Rod Taylor....
and even uploaded the film he made starring Rod Taylor.
Angelina Jolie, who Rich meet on the set of the movie Salt, where he was assistant director for the movie.
The Flipside of Vanity
"Flipside" - Richard Martini
Also on the subject of Angelina Jolie, Rich's last post before the one on Taylor and Schultz was about Angie's new movie she directed, Unbroken -
"Flipside" "Unbroken" and "The Great Zamperini"
Watch the You Tube below to see how far apart their houses were from one another.