A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Waiting for dinner



A much happier bird than yesterday's!

This little bloke is one of a family who fly in for a feed each night at our friend's place. For those who don't recognise him, he's a Kookaburra, the largest of the Kingfisher clan, famous for their distinctive laughing call.

One of the great sounds of the Australian bush.

Yandina
Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia
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9 comments

Walker said...

Love these little birds so rare here we only find them in the zoo.

Julie said...

But they are not actually "little" birds: they are quite large and very strong.

Babzy said...

death and life , i prefer the life shot , the bird is beautiful , nice capture :)

bitingmidge said...

You are right of course Julie, they aren't a small bird at all, but I live among waterfowl, (pelicans, cranes, waterhens) and so on, so I guess it's just a matter of scale!

Lois said...

I have never seen one. He is so pretty!

Babooshka said...

That's a little more exotic than my garden birds. I am one envious photographer.

Jilly said...

Now this makes me homesick for Australia and for my home in Cairns. I so loved the kookaburras and used to feed them, of course. A lovely shot.

Ashtonian said...

Yes but where is the old gum tree?

MmeBenaut said...

I've been a bad blog friend lately but I've been looking at your photos when I can. I love this one of course. Right at this moment I can hear a baby kooka calling out for his dinner. The babies really do make the most unusual noise.

I took a photo of him the other day so I might post it on my blog - thanks for the idea!

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