Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wildlife Wednesday - Laughing Kookaburra

I'm really lucky that my town has quite a few kookaburras, and even luckier that a family of them have my backyard in their territory. For the last few months, there have been some young kookaburras trying out their wings, feeding, laughing, and mixing with humans. I'm refusing to feed them while their parents teach them to eat...but boy oh boy, do I want to have them eating from my hand. They've completely captivated me.

They sit and pose for the camera now. They'll watch me as I walk around them trying to get a shot I haven't got before - like that's possible!!

I really enjoy their company as I sit outside. They'll often sit on a branch above me, or they'll perch on my clothesline as I peg out the clothes. In summer, when it was hot, they loved to have a bit of a spray under the hose.

So here are a few photos of them.

If you want any info, it's here on Birds in Backyards. These are Laughing Kookaburras. Even though they have some blue on their wings, it's nothing like the large, strongly coloured blue of the Blue-Winged Kookaburra found in the northern coastal parts of Australia.

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