12 August 2014

Kookaburra, Eastern Rosella, and Red Wattlebird

a breezy morning, and Kookaburra was on duty

perched on the weather-vane atop the arbour in back garden

Amazing how they will spot the movement of a worm or grub moving under the surface of the soil. I'm hoping it visits regularly as the weather warms up and this Whip Snake I've spotted a couple times over, is likely to awake from hiding spot!  Another pair of eyes watching out; ideally those of a kookaburra, would be rather handy from my point.


another was sitting in the cold shade in the bush corridor outside the fence, with feathers fluffed and keeping its feet warm.

I'm not sure why the change of head position, it seemed relaxed this way for some time, maybe it had a stiff neck?  Doing a little pilates?

Eastern Rosella pair are about again as spring approaches; not so easy to nab a photo of them, they're very wary




then the Red Wattlebird appeared




29 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

Great pictures of birds which seem to me to be iconically Australian.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This post and your images are absolutely divine!!!! Wow

diane b said...

The Kookaburra is my favourite bird. I love it when they puff themselves up. Lovely shots as always.

Montanagirl said...

Hi Carole - Really nice of photos! I really like that Kookaburra!

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful pictures, the Kookaburra is my favorite.
All birds photographed perfectly.

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful and unique birds! love them!

Laura said...

What beautiful birds! Great job photographing them! I love the fluffy feathers of the kookaburra! Thanks for marking the place on the arbor where he was sitting! Great "close ups"! The Rosellas are so bright and colorful and the Red Wattlebird is beautiful too!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The Kookaburra looks as if he has a perpetual smile going. I like the sound they make.

Gattina said...

I had never heard of a Kookaburra before I started blogging in 2006 and met the first Australian friends. Some sent me a link to YouTube just to hear it laughing ! What a bird ! would need one here when I am in bad mood, lol !

grammie g said...

HI Carole... Oh my you have some fabulous birds in your garden,and some fabulous shot's of them too!!
So colorful they are,but I really like your Kookaburra!!

Grace

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Nature is perfect!

Ela said...

Great post and gorgeous photos of the birds !

jeannettestgermain said...

You are so fortunate to catch these colorful birds in your yard (?) -

Gail Dixon said...

What beautiful birds you have!! Your photos are superb. That kookaburra is just...wow!

Grandma C said...

The little kookaburra is so adorable. I am intrigued with Australian birds and their beautiful colors.

Brian King said...

I've always liked the beaks on the Kookaburra's! Very stout! The Rosella's are gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Wow Carole, these are beautiful birds and lovely photos. I have a tough time picking a favorite, because I love the Kookaburra and the Rosellas.. Have a happy week!

Merlesworld said...

I love the laugh of the kookaburra and the call of the magpie
Merle.........

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so in awe of your backyard birds. It's like a little piece of heaven -- all three of these are just wonderful .

Karen said...

Jaw dropping shots of the kookabird (as my granddaughter calls them).

Valerie said...

Great captures of the Kookaburra - thanks for sharing.

Germán Ibarra Zorrilla said...

Excelentes fotografías, que aves más espectaculares hay en tu país. Un saludo desde España.

Pete Shanley said...

I wonder how well the weather vane works with the kookaburra assisting! Thanks for sharing

Breathtaking said...

Your birds are so exotic. Love the Kookaburra images. Great captures!:)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! They're all very interesting birds.

Deanna said...

I just drool with envy with the wealth of birds you have in your own backyard.

BumbleVee said...

I always think the Kookaburras look like they are smiling...

Lisa Gordon said...

I just love that little Kookaburra, Carole!
Such an adorable creature.

Felicia said...

those kookaburros are gorgeous.