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Proud, Strong and Handsome: A Kookaburra Perches…

10 Nov

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Proud, strong and handsome, a Kookaburra perches on a tree in our local park. Luckily for all, it’s a reserve devoted to native vegetation, birds, reptiles and so on. The perfect home for our iconic, featured friend.

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Iconic Kookaburra

8 Jan
Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Kookaburras are amazing! Unique in so many ways —  voice, character and appearance to name but a few — they surely are hard to beat as representatives of Australia’s wonderful bird-life.

Enjoy!

A Cool Kookaburra…

5 Dec
Cool Kookaburra

Cool Kookaburra

As Sydney swelters through hot, early-summer days and high humidity, keeping cool becomes a priority.

This smart Kookaburra has found a way…

Enjoy this, my 750th post!

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Focus on Birds: Laughing Kookaburra at Rest

18 Nov
Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

Australia’s iconic Laughing Kookaburra is a handsome bird.

Here is one in a contemplative pose, perched on a handrail at the local park.

These birds are quite used to humans, and often cadge for food from picnickers.

Enjoy!

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Handsome Kookaburra

13 Aug
Handsome Kookaburra

Handsome Kookaburra

What a handsome Kookaburra!

Here he perches in a confident pose.

These kingfishers rank highly among our most endearing Australian birds.

Enjoy!

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Keeping Watch

25 Jul
Watchful Kookaburra

Watchful Kookaburra

We’ve all heard about a bird’s eye view…

Well, this Kookaburra seems to be making the most of his…

What a wonderful place to look at the passing parade!

Enjoy!

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I See You…

18 Jul
I see you...

I see you…

I see you…

This Kookaburra certainly seems to have me and my camera firmly in his sights. Is he posing? Certainly he’s making it easy for me to capture his image.

The more I photograph birds, the more I see their differing characteristics. Some, such as Kookaburras, Herons and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, actually seem to co-operate with the photographer. Others — Willy Wagtails, Noisy Miners and Wrens for example — often  fly off at the slightest movement.

Nature is fascinating…

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Here I Come…

13 Jul
Here I Come

Here I Come

Here I come…

I doubt very much that this Kookaburra thinks in English, but nevertheless…

These handsome birds seem at home either when they’re surveying the scene from the branches of tall native trees, or foraging for worms or windfalls on the ground.

This particular bird seems to have something firmly in his focus.

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A Strange Place to Be

7 Jun
Kookaburra on the gutte

Kookaburra on the gutter

A strange place to be…

That’s my impression.

Kookaburras are usually to be seen perched in tall trees, on the grass, around leaf-litter: but not on the gutter.

Enjoy!

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That Looks Tasty!

29 Mar
That Looks Tasty

That Looks Tasty

That looks tasty!

I’m guessing that this is running through the mind of this engaging Kookaburra.

Kookas are renowned for enjoying a sample or two of picnickers’ fare. This one is no exception.

Enjoy this taste of the Australian bushland!

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