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, January 26, 2011

Australia's Kookaburra

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ What is Australia Day without one of Australia's famous icons, the kookaburra.
Here is a little one on my TV aerial in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
World Bird Wednesday #10

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2sweetnsaxy said...

So that's what a kookaburra looks like! :-) Nice shot!

dogsmom said...

Happy Australia Day! I did not remember.
I don't remember Oprah showing any of those on her recent tour.

mick said...

A perfect photo for Australia Day!

Martha Z said...

He seems to be more head than body. How neat it would be to see one other than in a zoo as we must here in the US.

Johnny Nutcase said...

love this bird, still need to get down there and see one in the wild. great shot. He's so cute :)

Sally in WA said...

Always wanted to know what a kookaburra looked like. Now I know! Excellent capture.

KB said...

Happy Australia Day!

holdingmoments said...

Such a beauty.
Happy Australia Day from me :)

Springman said...

Happy Australia Day!
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be


Neil said...

A great bird for Australia Day.

EmptyNester said...

What a beautiful shot! And I'm sure you know which song is running crazy in my head right now!

Lynn said...

Happy Australia Day! Great shot.

Dixxe said...

What a fantastic photo of a wonderful looking bird!!
Viva Australia!

Hilke Breder said...

What a handsome bird! He deserves his reputation. I once listened to his calls, thrilling!

theconstantwalker said...

A beautiful bird to see Gemma. Have a great day...thanks for sharing a lovely bird

Pat said...

Hey! That can't be right. Isn't he supposed to be sitting in the old gum tree? Really though - a nice shot of a really cute bird!



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