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, December 15, 2013

Scruffy Feathers

Scruffy little kookaburra on the roofline

ruffled feathers
a sign of a busy day

 Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Scenic Weekends - Links opened yesterday!
Monday Mellow Yellows


DeniseinVA said...

Such a lovely little bird. I have only ever seen Kookaburra's in zoos and heard them on the television while watching nature shows. Must be lovely to see them in the wild.

Ralph said...

The kookaburra indeed loos as if he is a tradesman whose clothes may be rumpled but is okay as there is no need to dress up for work. The bird's plumage does look unkempt - but what can one say about a bird that scrounges while looking for food? That's his job and it looks like he does it very well!

Sylvia K said...

What a cute little guy!! Great shot, as always, Gemma!! Thanks for the smile on a cold, foggy day!!

robin. said...

Sweet shot Gemma.

Karen said...

That's a terrific shot Gemma! One of my favourite Aussie birds!

Oman said...

so soothing to the eyes. great find for this sunday chillax. great job.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Scruffy is right, but the shadows he/she casts are delightful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He is as cute as his name!

Nonnie said...

yes, he does look as if life has taken a toll on his plummage! what a wondrous country in which you live!

NatureFootstep said...

thsi one looks soo happy. Very nice Image Gemma. :)

BLOGitse said...

Kookaburra - what a cute name!
like Warrawee... :)

Anonymous said...

Such an adorable little bird!



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