Tuesday, 9 September 2008

This is for Jenni




For ages I have been trying to get a close up shot of one of the five Kookaburras that are living in my garden, but they will not let me get close enough or fly off before I can even try. Each morning when I open my curtains there they are sitting in various trees, very still with eyes peeled, watching the grass below, and then suddenly swooping down to pluck some grub or worm from below, before flying up onto another perch and doing it all again. Today this fellow was sitting in the big Chestnut tree in corner of the back garden and I managed to sneak out without disturbing him and take these photos. I only wish I could add the sound they make when they call to each other.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope this is for me. Kookaburras are my favourite bird and I fell in love with the 2 kookas that I saw once on Paddy's Daughter's fence. I have wondeful memories of feeding them when I was a child.
Jenni

T and S said...

Nice catch...and thank you for visiting "walk the wilderness"

Paddy's Daughter said...

Yes, it was Jenni- just to show you that they are still here. Not too tame though!

LEE-ANNE GILBERT said...

I love Kookas too!! We have a very friendly one who comes to visit when we are at our holiday house... he's name is Punter!! I have posted pics of him on my blog. Lx