Friday, May 18, 2012

Resident Kookaburra

A couple of kookaburras seem to have a nest in the tree behind our property.  I was out at the potting bench the other day and you know how you get the feeling that someone is watching you?  Well I looked up and saw him just standing on the fence about ten feet away from me.   Isn't he gorgeous?

We are getting a bit of rain, and more rain forecast all weekend.  I think my plants will love that good soaking.

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  1. How precious! Beautiful shot. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. thank you for commenting, have a great day!

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  2. They are very inquisitive creatures. I often find one or two perched along the verandah railing or sitting nearby in a tree when I'm out doing some gardening. Great photo. Do you hear the kookaburra call first thing in the morning?

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    1. Bernie,
      I think if I am busy they don't mind me working quite close, it is only when I get the camera out that they get a bit shy. Oh I only hear that on the weekends - during the week I leave for work in the dark so think they are still sleeping!

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  3. Strangely enough as I read your post our resident Kookaburra is sitting on our patio fence just outside this window. I love these birds, that is a great photo....

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    1. Maureen, I love observing nature so close up, so cool that you have one too.

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  4. I love them too. They may have been hoping you had some nice juicy worms in your potting mix.

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    1. Missy,
      I saw one swoop down and pick something up out of the veggie patch - that is what it must have been!

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  5. What a cool looking bird!!! It's a fun name to say....Kookaburra....fun! Nice catch!

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    1. Rohrerbot,
      they are very Australian, I never tire of them!

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  6. Very handsome - and he(?) seems to have a real twinkle in his eye!

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    1. Marisa,
      I guess I better check how you can tell - I just called it a he.

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  7. They are so beautiful. We don´t get them in my suburb, far too many houses, but a bit further up in the Perth Hills, they are quite common.

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    1. Sami,
      We are alongside a creek and in the evening you can see them all call each other back to the big trees there.

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  8. How wonderful to have a Kookaburra in the garden. Hope you get some rain.

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    1. Susan,
      we had some lovely gentle showers over the weekend, so the garden is very happy.

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  9. Your garden is more like visiting the zoo to me. What an awesome resident have in your garden!

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    1. Floridagirl,
      I am happy to open it up to some wildlife, but still work to keep the bandicoots out!

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  10. What a cutie. I love kookaburras - they always surprise me by how huge they are.

    Enjoy your rain. In Sydney we're 2 hours away from making a record - the driest start to May EVER. We haven't had a drop of rain this month. The last drizzle we had was on the 25th of April. Thank goodness for rainwater tanks!

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    1. Laura,
      gosh I didn't realize how dry you were at the moment. I love to hear the gentle patter of raindrops overnight.

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