AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I'm Not Laughin', Big Fella!

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sometimes, the meeting of a kookaburra and a magpie creates some interesting dialogue in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
World Bird Wednesday #5

If you think I'm small
Try looking deep in my mouth
Then you'll know who's small


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A truce ~ for now!

World Bird Wednesday is hosted by Springman


Mama Zen said...

Fantastic pictures!

Lynn said...

Great pictures!!

EmptyNester said...

Love them! Love them! LOVE them!

Can you guess what song is running through my head now? LOL

Gary said...

Good sequence of photos, and I thought I was the only one who taked to animals and birds. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

Mike B. said...

That's great! Always interesting to see two different species interact.

theconstantwalker said...

Lovely pics of some lovely birds.I also wish you a Merry Christmas.XX

Naquillity said...

now that's incredible especially that first one. i like how they both stood their ground too. hope all is well.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos and capture. I love the Kookaburra. He has a big mouth.

Springman said...

How exagerated are the features of these birds and what personalities they have! When a picture tells a story such as yours do you know you really have something but the feather detail on the last is out of this world especially with the contrasting species! Wonderful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your bird photos (once again) are incredible. I would love someday to see a kookaburra!

Coffee Break Mama said...

Ha! Great photos, love that first shot!

holdingmoments said...

Great captures.
That first is excellent; had me laughing this morning.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures - and how they seem to pout in the second photo is funny!

Sally in WA said...

Fun shots! I can just picture the bird dialog occurring here. :)

Hilke Breder said...

I am wondering what the Kookaburra is saying to the Magpie that makes the Magpie listen to intently. What's the little guy's name? Nice story and wonderful images.



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