16 July 2012

Kookaburra

Shots taken at a distance with teleconverter lens; kookaburra was high in the angophora tree.  That much I could see, and on closer inspection with the photos now in my computer, seems it'd just had a bath and was now going through after-bath preening rituals.


a little of a shimmy and shakin' a tailfeather


ease out the stiff neck

...that's better; and looking like a glorious day

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32 comments:

Les fous du cap said...

Very beautiful bird, unfortunate that we are as far from Australia ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Joyful said...

Wonderful shots! Every time I think of a Kookaburra, I think of my grade 4 class. I had a teacher all the way from Australia. She liked to play the auto harp and taught us many songs including,

"Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
counting all the gumdrops he can see.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh. Kookaburra gay your life must be, Ha ha ha."

Phil said...

Lovely images Carole. I'd love to see a Kookaburra one day.

eileeninmd said...

The Kookaburra is a cool looking bird. Great captures, I would love to see this bird someday.

mick said...

Great series of photos of the Kookaburras. Isn't it amazing what details a teleconverter lens (or any other long lens) can capture that you would never appreciate with just the eye.

HansHB said...

Awesome shots! This must be "funny bird behaviour"!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Speaking of... I could use a morning bath or shower right about now too! He's cute!!

Dianne said...

A beautiful bird even more glamorous after his daily preening.

Anni said...

Incredible....absolutely incredible images!!!

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

These are such fascinating birds, I would love to have them here in Tennessee!

schöngeist for two said...

wunderschön dieser Vogel, ich habe ihn im Zoobesuch gesehen und du sihest ihn Live!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

These came out very well using the tele-converter. Now don't tell me you hand-held the camera too. Well done Carole.

Andrea said...

What great pictures of an adorable bird. We, of course, don't have them in the States, at least not where I am. A real treat ... thank you.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture series you run.
Wishing you a good day :)

TexWisGirl said...

their stout little beaks are so cute!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Fun series of shots, Carole.

heyBJK said...

Love your kookaburra birds! Their bills are so cool!

Gary said...

Great shots. Maybe he was just getting ready for you.Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat said...

What wonderful shots of this delightful bird!

ashok said...

superb shots!

Joop Zand said...

Good shots Carole.....nice bird.

Greetings, Joop

Debbie said...

great shots, but that last one is magnificant!!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Carole. It's a bird that shouts out Australia whenever I see the name.

Marilyn said...

Wonderful shots. My husband and I went to see one at an exotic bird shop (not for sale) in Vista, CA. They are really magnificent creatures.

Carole M. said...

thanks for lovely comments all; to John, I'd taken those shots from an open window; think I had used the tripod that day….

Shirley said...

Thanks to your lovely photos, I know now what a kookaburra looks like! I recall singing the song as a child but had no images of him to go with the song. He's a handsome fellow!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful shots!
Jan

Larry said...

Love, love, love the Kookaburra Carole! You got some great shots of a bird that makes me smile whenever I even think of it ;-)

Geke said...

Wonderful serie of shots of the kookaburra "bathroom" ritual Carole!

Adam Jones said...

What a cracking bird. So unusual.

Lisa Gordon said...

A truly interesting and beautiful creature.
These are wonderful shots, Carole.
Wishing you a fantastic evening.
xo.

NatureFootstep said...

I had to smile when I saw these shots. :) But it is a fine bird.