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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

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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

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!

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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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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The Place To Be…..

13 Oct

The place to be…..

Who can blame this kookaburra for perching on this water bubbler?

Just below lies a tempting pool of fresh water, ideal for drinking or bathing.

Today, Sydney experienced another scorcher although technically it’s mid-Spring.

Whatever will Summer be?

Kookaburra on the Bubbler

Kookaburra on the Bubbler

My guess is that like this Kookaburra, Sydneysiders will be trying to keep cool.

 

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Kookaburra Chorus

5 Oct

Since we live close to native park-lands, we’re lucky enough to have the most enthralling, arresting bush-birds as visitors.

I’m speaking, of course, about kookaburras. Their hearty laughter never fails to  divert my attention.

This afternoon, a pair flew into our backyard, and landed on the clothes-line. Together, they produced an amazing chorus, laughing triumphantly at the top of their voices.

Not content with this display, they flew, one at at time, high into our maple tree, and raised their voluminous voices again.  Briefly I watched them: they seemed to rejoice in their freedom and mastery of the sky and the land.

Then, like so many wondrous beings, they disappeared.

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