We have had a family of kookaburras in our area these past few weeks.
I love hearing the Laughing Kookaburras – Dacelo novaeguineae – with their early morning and late afternoon calls -and often daytime as well! They do literally sound like they are laughing at life.
This pair of Kookaburras below were an adult and one of its young – the young one is on the left and is behind the adult in the photo on the right.
There was quite a ‘kuffle’ the other morning when a local magpie family crossed beaks with this local kookaburra family over territory and food.The adult magpie was stalking the young kookaburra trying to run it off this clothes line but the kookaburra quite sure of itself was having nothing of that and remained on the clothes line.
Maybe it was the lure of that lovely red object it had been playing with on that line but there was no way this baby kookaburra was moving.