The Kookaburras Are Back!

I arrived home to a non-working airconditioner….so not fun! So this morning I have opened the windows to let the cool breeze flow through the house. Mads and I were watching Mythbusters: Shark Week when I mentioned to her that while I was gone, the Kookaburras have returned for the summer. I was so excited – they have quite chaotic bird calls but are fascinating to observe. Just then I heard one that was far closer than we have experienced at this house. Low and behold there was a Kookaburra on the fence around the spa FIVE FEET from our sliding glass door. I was able to walk to the window to take a picture but unfortunately one of the plants on our back deck was in the way. Following is a Wednesday good morning picture from one of the many Kookaburras in our backyard.

Kookaburra on the spa fence.

Kookaburra on the spa fence.

4 thoughts on “The Kookaburras Are Back!

  1. How pretty!! They’re smaller than I thought they were. I used to love to sing that song to Erin when she was a little girl about the Kookaburras sitting in the tree.

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    • They are small but their beaks are at least and inch and a half in diameter. They are MEAT eaters. I saw one the other day swoop down in the backyard, spear a gecko and fly away. Fascinating birds!!!

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  2. Nothing like waking up in the morning to the sound of song birds talking. The more the better, an exception being the crows. Papa

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