Tag Archives: Kookaburra

Focus on Birds: Kookaburras in Today’s World

29 Oct

Well, I was stumped for a title. 🙂 I don’t mean to imply that garbage bins symbolize today’s world. However, they are a part of modern life, and these Kookaburras are making use of them.

I hope that you will enjoy this little group.

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Kookaburras

Kookaburras

Focus on Birds: Laughing Kookaburra, Bathing

26 Oct
Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburras are common yet wonderful sight in our local park. Their unique calls and distinctive appearance seal their popularity.

Here is a photograph of one, cooling gown in the heat.

I hope you like this picture of an iconic Australian bird.

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Who’s Looking?

17 Sep

Who’s looking?

This wise Kookaburra seems to be summing me up. Maybe he’s wondering what on earth is this thing that I’m pointing at him.

That said, Kookaburras still rank high amongst the most camera-friendly birds.

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Sometimes, they actually seem to be posing.

Enjoy!

That Looks Tasty!

4 Sep

Kookaburras are renowned for grabbing left-overs.

At least this guy has made a healthy (and colourful) choice!

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Kookaburra's Choice!

Kookaburra’s Choice!

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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All Fluffed Up: A Kookaburra Rests

20 Jul
All Fluffed Up

All Fluffed Up

I can’t help but notice that this Kookaburra’s feathers are fluffed up.

I wonder if he’s recently had a bath…

Very often, these birds can be seen cleaning themselves in the water-filled depression under a  bubbler and tap combination at the local park.

Isn’t he handsome?

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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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