Thursday, 12 April 2007

Kookaburra (sits on the old clothes line)

Kookaburra sits on the old clothes li-ine
Merry merry king of the yard is he-ee
Laugh! kookaburra, laugh!
Kookaburra, gay your life must be...

(Play the song and listen to its laugh here)

I came out in to the backyard, and saw the kooka sitting on the clothes line...

so I came a bit closer...
and closer...while he checked me out...
I must have passed scrutiny...because he sat perfectly still as I came yet closer...

until I was less than a metre away...


  1. Cookie really DOES travel! So do the gum blossoms :)

  2. you were patient and were rewarded. Wonderful!!

  3. Enjoying catching up with the latest after my return from NZ yesterday. You have a lovely series of holiday scenes here.

    Had a great trip and no rain, just as lucky as you apparently.

    Love this kooka shot, and the whole step by step approach series.

  4. Kookaburras are such awesome birds. No-one had warned me about them, so I woke up after my first night in Sydney asking whether anyone else had heard the monkeys at 4am... Well, after about 4 nights I found I could finally sleep through the noise, and I really grew to love their manic laughter. Do you ever encourage one to laugh, by starting the laughing yourself? It really works if you can mimic them well enough... :-D

  5. Very nice pictures with close up on the Kookaburras. The sound of this bird is quite funny and also noisy! :-) Do they "sing" during the night?

  6. Kookaburra sits on the old clothes line
    Counting all the ladies he can find
    Laugh, Kookaburra
    Laugh, Kookaburra,
    That lady Sally's just fine!

  7. What a distinguished-looking creature! So nice that he/she cooperated and posed to regally!

  8. They are just the most beautiful birds and I can imagine Kerry-Anne's surprise at all the laughter. Thanks for your great shots, Sally.

    Wednesday 21st Feb.

  9. Whoops.
    I meant to say that I have some Kookas also on my post of 21 Feb 07, if you would like to see them in our garden.

  10. wow - interesting looking bird - we dont have them here but they are so kewl looking

  11. What an interesting looking bird! Initially, I thought it was an owl. Cool photos.