Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 314 - Laughing Kookaburra

I need to do a quick post today - so, I'll go with one of my favourite birds, the Laughing kookaburra.  Even though I have photographed these birds many times, I almost always take 'just a few more shots' when I see one.  That is especially true when they are as cooperative as this bird was.

This bird was feeding in the camp site area of Tidal River at Wilsons Prom National Park - I think it's safe to assume that he (or she) is used to having people around!

Anyway, here are some pictures of the worlds largest kingfisher!









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19 comments:

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Those are beautiful portraits in a variety of striking poses. What a wonderful subject!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I love these guys!

Lea said...

Great photos!
Really wonderful portraits!

Marie Smith said...

Love it! A big one for sure!

David Gascoigne said...

How can you resist taking more pictures?

Marcia said...

Does it really laugh?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
they are just too darn cute. Resistance is futile! YAM xx

Lady Fi said...

What delightful shots of the bird!

Beth said...

What a charming bird Stewart - so photogenic - a BIG personality!

A Colorful World said...

Really fun, fascinating birds! Great shots. Have a wonderful week, Stewart!

Missy George said...

What wonderful pictures Stewart..Cute bird...The first one is perfect..Sorry that I have no birdies for you this week..

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

pretty brown eyes

Rhodesia said...

Lovely photos and I was interested last week to see one being flown in a falconry display here in France. A first for me to see that I must say. I am desperately trying to catch up. We have been extremely busy and then the internet went down for two days. !!!!!! Have just written a bird blog which I had started before the WiFi went AWOL so hope I have time to get it on Wild Bird Wednesday. Cheers Diane

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Stewart, I am IN LOVE with him!!!!...:)JP

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
this pretty and funny Kingfisher is lovely! Nice to see it!
Thanks for sharing. I believe it is among your favourites...

Wally Jones said...

Great series, Stewart!
I like the "look straight into the camera" shot!

Hope you've been well.

TheChieftess said...

"Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, Merry, merry king of the bush is he,
Laugh Kookaburra! Laugh Kookaburra!
How gay your life must be!"

TheChieftess said...

Takes me back to Girl Scouts!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

i would so love to see this bird 'for reals'! Thank you for sharing.