Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 366 - Laughing kookaburra

A very short WBW this week - still trying to catch up with last week, work and a sore (but thankfully healing) ankle and a few other life things.

This is that most Australian of birds the Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).  The pictures were taken when we were down at Wilsons Promontory a couple of week ago.

No matter how many times I see these birds, they always make me smile.




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18 comments:

  1. yes I also love this bird and can immitate if very well! Thanks for hosting and have a good week stewart

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  2. Love these birds! Beautiful photos!

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  3. Hello Stewart: Had I been doing the kind of walking you have recently undertaken, my whole body would be protesting, not just my ankle! As for the Laughing Kookaburra, who can fail to be charmed by such a creature. And along with the Sydney Opera House and the Koala it is one of the images people have of Australia. Oh, I almost forgot, also a unique Australian game called Prime Minister Musical Chairs. I understand that the rules for the latter are not especially complex, but it helps to be Australian to understand the subtleties of Aussie politics - or perhaps the lack thereof!

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  4. I would love to hear that bird. Its appearance reminds me of a kingfisher.

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  5. Such a cute little guy with such a funny name..Thanks for sharing..No birdies this week.

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  6. Sweet shots! I love their laugh.

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  7. A charm of its own...
    Get totally well soon! :)

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  8. I loved seeing the Kookaburra when we were there, thanks for the memories. Hope the ankle mends quickly. Cheers Diane

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  9. When I see it I immediately think of the Land Down Under!

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  10. Things that make us smile are special.

    Definitely a special species.

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  11. Gay his life must be! Hope you feel better, S

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  12. Hoping by now you are feeling better. I have seen the Kookaburra we have here at the Raptor Centre. He has a strange call also. cheers. :)

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  13. Oh my gosh, I hope you didn't have what I had, Stewart (although the Pres isn't there to over medicate you!!!) This is such a handsome dude of a bird. For some reason, they make me SMILE...:)jp

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  14. These are such cool birds. Would love the opportunity to see them in the wild, rather than just in zoos here in the US.

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  15. Kookaburras are so photogenic. You captured it well.

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