Australian Laughing Kookaburra

Now the cooler weather is coming the kookaburras have come back. I guess in the dry weather worms and witchety grubs are harder to find – although we have had quite a bit of rain. Still, seeing the kookas in our trees is a sign to me that the bushfire season has passed – it coincided with a message yesterday to say fire restrictions are now over too.71-366 Australian Laughing Kookaburra

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.

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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