Kookaburra closeup

They have such beautiful colouring, these birds. Similar to gum trees really. Love the dappled feathers underneath too. And their beautiful big eyes.

Australian laughing kookaburra


These are such comical looking birds at times – they look down along their beak at you. I love watching them. They watch the ground intently for their next food item but they also watch around them too. They perch up in trees, on signposts, washing lines, anywhere really. And I love to hear their laugh early in the mornings and in the evenings too.

Australian Laughing Kookaburra

Bad Hair Day

There was a family of kookaburras in our park on a windy day during the week and here’s a couple of shots – will share more soon. The title of this post relates to the first photo where the wind was blowing up the feathers on the back of the bird’s head.

Bad hair day

Australian Laughing Kookaburra

Things are looking up

Don’t know what caught their attention but these two both looked up at the same time. Probably a bird flying overhead but I didn’t look up to see. One of the kookaburras seems to have something hanging from its beak – almost looks like a hair or something.

183-365 Things are looking up - Kookaburras

Australian Laughing Kookaburra

I took my daughter and grandson to Grant’s picnic ground in Kallista. One of my favourite places to go. There’s always lots of birdlife there that’s not afraid of the number of people hanging around. In fact, they expect to be fed! This kookaburra was on a tree close to the deck at the back of the cafe where we were sitting, making it a perfect subject for my camera.

21-365 Australian Laughing Kookaburra

This King Parrot sat in a tree just observing everything below it.

Australian King Parrot

And this cheeky Cockatoo had snatched a bag of seed from an unsuspecting tourist and flew up to the nearest tree to enjoy its spoils.

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo