Kookaburra sits on the new TV aerial

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be!

Kookaburra sitting on a TV aerial

Kookaburra sitting on a TV aerial

Some local Willie Wagtails obviously were not happy with the Kookaburra sitting there, but despite landing on his back, he stubbornly refused to move!  Click on any of the thumbnails to see the full size photos

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Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel, Lilly Plankton our cat & Myrtle our tortoise
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10 Responses to Kookaburra sits on the new TV aerial

  1. Grannymar says:

    Did you see any magpies? Are their colours reversed or is that one of Eoin’s tall tails?

    • Barbara says:

      Yes we saw some, they are black and white, but the white is on their backs… they don’t have any of the lovely colours ours have, and they’re bigger and more aggressive! More like our seagulls. I’m sure I’ve a photo somewhere, but I’ve only looked through the first 700 or so….so far!

  2. Barbara says:

    Sounds about right… although we did fly to Melbourne from Perth, so it is next on the list!

  3. Al says:

    That is a fascinating bird. Heard of it but never saw one. The pelicans too. We have several around here but none that look like that. Those are beautiful sunset pictures. Perth to Melbourne? That’s pretty much the whole continent isn’t it?

    • Barbara says:

      They’re big & very noisy, but instantly recognisable… Their call really does sound like a laugh (but not a duck laugh). I must have seen one in a book sometime!

      The pelicans are Australian Pelicans, there are 8 different types according to Wikipaedia, and the Australian one only lives there.

      We flew Perth to Melbourne! we had originally thought of getting the train but it was hugely expensive so we flew instead… It took over 4 hours, the same time it had taken to get to Perth from Singapore!

  4. Jo Bryant says:

    Goodness how I love those birds, and miss them

    • Barbara says:

      They’re really great! We have nothing like this in the UK. You have Bell Birds in New Zealand…. they are pretty amazing!

      • Jo Bryant says:

        I know…and the tuis are insanely gorgeous.

        And of course I just love the cheeky Keas. Did you see any while you were here ???/

        • Barbara says:

          Yes! They are brilliant :-) have lots of photos of them as they are very friendly and not at all scared of people…. New Zealand follows Australia in the sequence I’m afraid so in about 5000 photos time I’ll be there!!

          ( Plus +++ we saw Kiwis!! )

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