A Handsome Bird: Kookaburra on the Bubbler

15 May


Australia’s iconic kingfisher, the Kookaburra, has adapted remarkably well to human contact. It’s quite common to see them cadging the picnickers for food scraps, even daring to land on their dinner-tables. The response of the humans varies. Some encourage it, others seem to be intimidated.

So I guess it isn’t surprising to see these agile birds perching wherever their fancy takes them, whether it be tree branches, hand railings or water bubblers.

This is one of my better photos of a Kooka in our local park.


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20 Responses to “A Handsome Bird: Kookaburra on the Bubbler”

  1. lalocabruja May 15, 2014 at 12:06 am #


  2. Linda Visman - wangiwriter May 15, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    Great catch, Margaret! He’s gorgeous. 🙂

  3. Linda Visman - wangiwriter May 15, 2014 at 12:57 am #

    P.S. It’s good to see the bubbler – they took most of them away, but they are now acceptable again I think, because new ones are appearing in various places at last.

  4. lilmisspoutine May 15, 2014 at 2:38 am #

    very nice capture. Kookaburra even mugged for the camera! 🙂

  5. Sparkonit May 15, 2014 at 4:25 am #

    Part sparrow, part kingfisher. 😉

  6. fluidicthought May 15, 2014 at 9:11 am #

    Lovely photo Margaret. 🙂

  7. Odie Langley May 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    And he posed so wonderfully. Love the shot.

  8. davidprosser May 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    Sure enough he s a handsome chap. I love the pale blue on him. What a brilliant shot.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp May 16, 2014 at 8:52 am #

      Thanks, David! I can’t resist taking their photos. They are such engaging creatures. 🙂
      xxx Biggest Hugs xxx

  9. fifteenacres May 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    I love Kookaburras! Lisa

  10. Violet's Veg*n e-comics May 29, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    What a fantastic picture! 🙂

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