Tag Archives: Kookaburra

A Wet Kookaburra and a Countdown Deal!

14 Mar

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It’s been unseasonably warm for Autumn here in Sydney, Australia, and what better way to cool off than splashing around in cool water…

This charming icon of Australian bird-life, the Laughing Kookaburra, is drying himself off after just such an experience in the little pool under the water bubbler in our local park.

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In other news, my recently released title, ‘Uncertain Love’, has received its second review – this time from respected Goodreads librarian Marianne. And she liked it very much. _She’s also known as Cloggie Down Under). As luck would have it, this title is also right now a Countdown deal in the US and UK. Please spread the word, and help it make its very first sale!

http://www.amazon.com/Uncertain-Love-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B01BL5ECJ2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncertain-Love-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B01BL5ECJ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1457999238&sr=1-1&keywords=Uncertain+Love+by+sharp

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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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On The Edge: A Kookaburra Rests

23 Jun
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Kookaburra

Kookaburras are pretty common in our local park. Even if I don’t see them, I usually hear their unmistakable laughter…

They have become quite used to humans, and some are so bold as to steal food from picnic tables…

Here’s a photo of one resting on the edge of a concrete slab in the park. Is he posing for the camera?

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A Pair of Kookaburras in the Park

3 May
A Pair of Kookaburras

A Pair of Kookaburras

Most of the time, I see Kookaburras on their own, or at least not as close together as these two.

Our local park (in suburban Sydney, N.S.W., Australia) is home to an enormous variety of birds : from tiny Welcome Swallows to huge Australian Pelicans. In the middle range comes thes delightful members of the Kingfisher family.

Enjoy!

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Oh, and I must say ‘Thank you’ to Australian author Jan Merry for her review of my 2015 release, “Of Love and Secrets’. The Goodreads link has disappeared, but you can still read her review on Amazon. It is the most recent!   A Kindle edition is available through Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Secrets-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00RURJWFU

Ready, Set, Off I Go!

24 Apr

Ready, set, off I go!

Is that what’s in the mind of this Laughing Kookaburra as if perches in an expectant pose, high in a Gum tree?

Most days I’m lucky enough to see and hear one or more of these impressive birds. They are common in our local bushland park, though I’m sure that they are outnumbered by the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.

Enjoy!

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

Resting Kookaburra

9 Mar
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Kookaburra

Kookaburras are a part of my life. Almost every morning I hear them laughing en mass while I’m still waking up. Most days I see them when I take Chicki to the park. Stunning!

Here’s a photo of a particularly handsome bird at rest.

Enjoy!

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Summer is Still Here…

27 Feb
Bathing Kookaburra

Bathing Kookaburra

Autumn may be knocking on Sydney’s door, but weather-wise, Summer is still in full swing.

Right now the sun is shining brightly, the humidity is high, and the air is warm.

What better time then for this wise Kookaburra to indulge in a refreshing bath?

He seems to be making the most of it!

Enjoy!

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