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)


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Kookaburra Laughter for All Weathers

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ I can't help myself.
Must post another photo of one of our kookaburra friends.
This little guy landed on our verandah (in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula), early this morning.
It was raining and windy but still he came.
His feathers were all fluffy wet (you can just see some drops of rain on his head).
Camera Critters #58

Kookaburra time
It may be cold and raining
Soft soggy laughter
Camera Critters


magiceye said...

so cute!!!!

superb capture!!


I love this photo!

Unknown said...

Those tiny feet (at least they look tiny :) ) The haiku is beautiful, too.

Jane Hards Photography said...

A wonderful image of such an interesting looking bird.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

He is a cute bird, nice shot. :-)

Gretchen said...

What a great shot! We don't have those critters around here, so I'm glad you shared your photo. :)

Unknown said...

He may be a little wet and bedraggled, but he's still a cute little fella.. :-)



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