I don't live in one of the more wildlife rich areas of Australia - my area is suburban through and through . So when I find a new patch of natural (or at least not concreted) bushland I get little bit more excited that somebody of my age ought to!
Over the last few weeks I have been taking some walks along a ribbon of bushland that runs along one of our local creeks. It backs onto peoples gardens, is flanked by cricket and football ovals and has more than it's fair share of invasive weeds. But it's not a car park, a shopping centre or a housing estate.
So, I was pleased to find this icon of Australianness the Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae). In fact I found three!
I really like these birds. If you dont already know they are the worlds largest kingfisher, and while this one was hunting by a river they feed on lizards and other animals small enough to feet into their beak.
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