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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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Cause and Effect: A Kookaburra’s Tale

9 Jun
That was amazing!

That was amazing!

Where's the Drier?

Where’s the Drier?

It seems to me that kookaburras love bath-time. Quite often I see one splashing around in a water-bowl in the park.

But wetness cannot be a permanent state for them.

Hope you like these photos that show cause and effect. 🙂

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At Home: A Kookaburra Watches

28 May

Few birds make their presence felt more than Australia’s Kookaburras. Often they can be heard loud and clear, well before they are spotted.

They have adapted well to the humans who love to picnic in the Park. Sometimes, they even land on the picnic table and help themselves to a piece of tasty sausage.

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

On other occasions they gather in small groups, waiting expectantly for a handout.

But this particular Kookaburra seems to have other things on his mind.

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Watching the World Go By

5 May
Watching the world go by

Watching the world go by

Watching the world go by…

It seems to be a favourite activity of Kookaburras. I often see them perched in trees, or even on railings, just looking, observing, taking stock…

Such wise and amazing birds!

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That Looks Interesting…

28 Feb
That looks interesting...

That looks interesting…

That looks interesting…

I’m certain that’s the thought that’s running through the minds of this delightful pair of Kookaburras.

Intelligent, fearless and very vocal, these remarkable birds certainly make their presence felt. Just ask those who picnic among them…

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Courting Kookaburras?

9 Dec

Are they a courting couple?

I simply don’t know. But this pair of Kookaburras seem to me to be in a reflective pose…..

I for one can readily imagine that love is in the air. 🙂

Courting Kookaburras?

Courting Kookaburras?

 

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Kookaburra Conference

20 Nov

Much of the time, kookaburras seem to be solitary creatures, but now and then they cluster together. My guess is that, on this occasion,  someone had left food scraps behind, and that the birds were making the most of them.

Kookaburra Conference

Kookaburra Conference

Whatever the reason, I think a group makes a lovely sight, don’t you?

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