02 June 2013

Laughing Kookaburra

It's a grey and damp 15 degrees celcius Sunday morning, and glancing out into the back garden I just saw a kookaburra sitting on the back gate 'watching' his surrounds from either side of the fence.

Hadn't expected for a moment that I'd pick up any birding photos today, furthest thing from my mind.  A bonus then and makes for a new blog post from side of the world, to yours.









flew off then to pick up some morsel in the grass on the other side of the gate


and up into this Scribby-gum tree in the bush corridor

14 comments:

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous shot of this bird Carole! Interesting that we are both sharing rainy weather! hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

TexWisGirl said...

cutest birds! they have such character - your photos showed that well!

Montanagirl said...

Nice! He sure has a substantial bill!

Phil said...

It's wonderful when a bird surprises you by turning up like that just when you least expect it. Even better when it poses like that for you. Super shots Carole.

Roy Norris said...

These are some great shots with your old Sony Carole.{:))
I am glad you visited my blog as I appeared to have mislaid yours and several other blog links in my Blog reorganisation back along.

eileeninmd said...

I just love this bird, great shots. I wish I could see them here. Have a happy day and week ahead.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Estupendas capturas,los retratos son fantasticos.Un abrazo

Helma said...

Wow Carole,

really beautiful pictures. I have seen this bird in a zoo in Belgium and she called it "the foreign Halcyon". Beautifully captured.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute little Kookaburra! And I love your header photo!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Excellent shots!

Deanna said...

Oh thanks for sharing your world with us. I remember singing that song about Kookaburras, but ofcourse have never seen one. Beautiful captures on an unexpected Sunday!!

Gumer Paz said...

Here in Spain we are finalizing the spring, and now is 1:18 PM, but believe me where I live in the north, it seems that we all spring like winter. Look at my pictures. Not if we have summer lol. I really like the pictures you have done for Kookaburra. Very sharp and clear. A kiss, Carole

Jan Castle said...

Our weather for the last few days has been perfect...blue skies, in the 60's and low 70's....beautiful! Great pictures Carole...new bird to me and I think it's pretty cool!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a sweet little one!