This tiny Kookaburra looked so wet and forlorn at the Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens in Dorset, had to clamber through wet shrubs and muddy terrain to get a pot shot of this little fella.
This was taken on a Bubble Meet on Wednesdayk with very good chums
and another David Aggpup
Who is taking a short break here in Dorset and then in Devon.
16 Favs Sept 2013
Featured in May 2012
Featured in group May 2012
Kookaburras, known as the Laughing Jackasses of Australia, are from the family Kingfishers. Similar to other kingfishers, Kookaburras have a stout and compact body, short neck, rather long and pointed bill and short legs.
Kookaburras are 17 inches in height, the upper parts dark brown, the wings spotted gray-blue. A white band separates the head from the body. There is a dark stripe through the eye, and the under parts are white. The strong bill is black.
Taken with an Olympus E520 DSLR