22 April 2014

Kookaburra, and family

I can't be sure, but I thought this might be the juvenile

I haven't moved --- but the Kookaburra seems to be watching any little birds that fly overhead







here's the family, high in the Angophora tree yesterday morning







Here's the Birds in Backyards Fact Sheet where you can hear the Kookaburra's loud song, which it says is not a laugh, but rather, a territorial call to warn other birds to stay away.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

35 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh, they are just so adorable...thanks!...:)JP

Roy Norris said...

Some great shots Carole especially with them in a group.

Jeanne said...

LOVE YOUR SHOTS OF THIS AMAZING BIRD. WOULD LOVE TO SEE ONE OF THESE IN REAL LIFE. PRETTY LONG FLIGHT THOUGH.

Bob Bushell said...

I would do anything to get one my backyard, they are precious.

Tomoko said...

Hello, again Carole!
What beautiful birds!! Great shot!
It is always happy to see such a good couple!
Have a happy day!

Montanagirl said...

They are such neat birds - and that's a really substantial bill they have! Super shots!!

Gumer Paz said...

What beautiful birds and what have beautiful plumage.
A very nice and a great start flight snapshots.
A kiss, Carole :)

Irma said...

Great photos, Carole.
All pictures are very well photographed, my compliments.
Picture 1,4 and 7 are my favorite.
Greetings Irma

TexWisGirl said...

they're just adorable!!!

Karen said...

How delightful to catch the whole family! Excellent shots!

Daniel LaFrance said...

An impressive bird and that Beak... such power.

Beautifully captured!

Rhodesia said...

What great shots, well done. Diane

Ela said...

Oh ! What gorgeous birds !
Greetings

Lisa Gordon said...

They sure are sweet, Carole!

eileeninmd said...

Carole wonderful series on your Kookaburra. They are one of my favorites from your part of the world. Have a happy week!

Karen said...

Kookaburra's are one of my favourite birds, you captured these guys beautifully.

Brian King said...

Inquisitive little thing! Great photos of the family!

mick said...

Great photos with beautiful plumage detail. You were lucky to have a whole family close that you could watch and photograph.

Gail Dixon said...

They are such interesting looking birds! Their beaks are almost too big for their head. Still, very pretty, and your photos are fantastic!

Esther Joy said...

What interesting birds! and great photos of them!

Merlesworld said...

Great pictures, we have a few that visit here but they are always too far away but you sure know they are around when they laugh.
Merle.................

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole Great series of close up shot of this bird. I can make the sound of a Kookaburra but you don't want to be standing too close to me!!!

Jan Castle said...

That's one good looking family!
Jan

Roan said...

Beautiful birds and great series of shots! They do have an interesting call.

Haddock said...

wow.... three of them.
Reminds me of the Kookaburra song.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Carole M;
They are SO sweet looking♡♡♡ Personally, I was fascinated by the taking off shot as well♪♪♪


Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the kookaburras.

HansHB said...

A beautiful post!

Ida said...

Oh my they look so "fluffy". You got some wonderful shots of them.

maryaustria said...

These birds are so lovely! Wonderful photos!

Carol Mattingly said...

Such cool birds. Love all of your images. I live seeing different species from around the glove.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos of this adorable bird.

Arija said...

Great shots of your Kookaburra family and the gyrations of the young one.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

exceptional images and such great info...thanks!!

Helma said...

Truly a wonderful series Carole, and I think this bird really cute :-)