Kookaburra - Kingfisher family, good hunters by EdsMum

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This bird sat on this pole for a long time after a storm so probably a little battered but after a long rest he took off. He didn’t mind his picture being taken, at the Grampians Mountain Range.Commonly called Laughing Jackass because of its laughing habit


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My Life has been interesting, always active in sports – Golf, Swimming & horses, now I have a camera, I wish I had found photography a lot earlier than I did, wonderful things you see through the lens a whole new life has opened the door to me. Make the most of each day, for you live it only once. Thank you to all who will visit my site & leave comments. I wish you all a beautiful day…..Shirley – 85 going on a 100

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  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture :)

  • This one only moved from one bit of fence to another, he wasn’t about to fly, storm had knocked him about, but he flew off eventually. thank you for coming by. Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Kathleen Hill
    Kathleen Hillover 4 years ago

    Well done, they don’t seem too shy do they?

  • This one wasn’t shy at all, but he didn’t want to fly but did so eventually. Not very old I don’t think. Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 4 years ago

    You did a wonderful!Bird is really very interesting!anna

  • They are a laughing bird Anna and can make quite a noise. Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • jules572
    jules572over 4 years ago

    Isn’t he a sweetie. Used to sing the Kookaburra song as a kid, but never seen one before. Nice clear shot…Jules

  • He just sat there moving a little and back, we guessed that he had been knocked around with the storm. Taken at the Grampians Mountain Range back in 07. Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    What a great shot and bird!!!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words. Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • JJsEscape
    JJsEscapeover 4 years ago

    He is GORGEOUS Shirley!! I would put him in ‘I love Birds’ and ‘The Birds’ groups too. He’s too lovely to be missed out!!

  • Thanks Judy…Hugs, Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    Super shot – lovely cute little fellow !

  • Thank you Morag, he was a lovely fella resting after a storm..Thank you for the favorite too. Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 4 years ago

    Incredible shot my friend. He looks like he is wearing a fancy hat. Hugs, Peechez

  • Thanks Peech, sorry I missed this one. shirley

    – EdsMum

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    what a great capture, love your folio, you must have one fabulous garden too…great work

  • Thank you so much for you lovely comment, I wish you a beautiful day and yes the garden is something I am proud of as I do it myself. Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Thanks for the fave on the Kookaburra… Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 3 years ago

    This is like TOTALLY cool! There are other pictures of this bird here in Red Bubble but none captivated me like this one. :-D I’m almost ashamed to say it but I’d rather happy this bird got slowed down a bit for you to take this incredible shot.

    Looks like this bird is simply not designed to stand well on flat surfaces. LOL! Sorta like a very fuzzy penguin with talons.

  • You are quite right they usually perch in a tree and come in other colours, this bird was really knocked up but after a long rest flew into the trees on the edge of the park..he was ever so obliging. I have some from other angles but liked this one the best. Thanks so much for coming by. Shirley

    – EdsMum

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