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)


Sunday, January 30, 2011

No Gum Tree!

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ 4 kookaburras crammed together on our TV aerial in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
It's not often that you see such a sight!
SOOC Sunday #116

Friendly characters
Family togetherness
Kookaburra ways

Pic by Gemma Wiseman

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EmptyNester said...

These lovely creatures are fast becoming favorites of mine thanks to your wonderful photos!

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

These guys are so cute!

fairchildstreet said...

OMG I love these photos. They are my favourite birds and love to hear then laughing in the mornings as I work the dog. Great shots. Charmaine

Cildemer said...

He he he! They are so cute and so funny!
Love your shots!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a beautiful weekend****

Jan n Jer said...

What cute birds...great shots!

Genie said...

Gemma...I had to poke my husband to show him your shots of the Kookaburras. While we were looking at them the old tune came back to me after all of these years. I cannot remember all of the words, but I sure can remember the tune. These are great shots and thanks for keep the old memory alive in me.

Halcyon said...

Ha ha!! I got a pic of one in the zoo the other day. Don't think he had a gum tree either. :)

Nice shots.

gengen said...

So pretty one...Happy SOOC Sunday.

Lynn said...

Great shot! You have by far the most wonderful bird photos.

James said...

I've never seen this type of bird in person but I know their sound from old movies. Nice!

Jan said...

Your photos made me laugh! I love them both.



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