Graham mowed the lawn on Saturday – he wanted to get it done before the weather turned, as we knew it was going to do. After he finished the Kookaburras turned up, as I knew they would. The freshly mowed lawn means that things such as worms, snails and other potential food are easily seen and enjoyed by these Australian birds. We have a family of kookaburras on our property and on this particular day four turned up, two in the park, and two in the willow tree at the back of the property.
This one had just eaten something off the ground and was getting ready to take off again when I got its picture. They seem to streamline their body ready for flight, as you’ll note the difference in its head and body shape in this picture compared to the next one.