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myrhiann in photo_scavenger

Bird...

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This is the best I could come up with. It is a Kookaburra sitting on my clothesline. Appropriate though, as it is Australia Day long weekend here.

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That's a good one! This isn't a bird we'd see here in the States, I don't think.
Just at the zoo. I saw one when we were last at the Phoenix Zoo and was delighted!

GREAT shot! The only birds that land on our clothesline are doves and mockingbirds.
Mockingbirds would be exotic here.
Common as dirt, the basic Southwestern Mocky-bird. (State bird of Texas.) I was floored when I saw one on the Cayman Islands.

I realized our "common" birds were interesting to you folks outside the US when the hummingbird pictures came out (again, pretty common here!).
Thanks. Only at the zoo, probably..
How jealous am I that you live where kookaburras land on the clothesline?
I take it that Australia is on your Bucket List? I'm sure there must be birds in your part of the world that I would be envious of too.
I've actually been twice, but I'd love to come back. Someday...
I hope you manage to do so. It is a long way away from most of the world, and a big country, so takes a long time to see much of it. There is still a lot I have not seen, and probably won't now.
The only kookaburras we see in the US are in zoos, so for me, this is quite an exotic shot. How common are they in your area? Is it a bird you see and hear a lot?
I used to live in a woodland area, where there was a lot of bird life. I had a family of kookaburras in my garden, so they were probably prevalent in that area. I am down near sea level now and the birds are not nearly as interesting. I think you do find them all around Australia. Certainly around here you can't fail to hear them as they have such a distinctive call, rather like boisterous laughter.
We have a pair in our Wildlife Park - it is good to see one just out there living a normal life!
Yes, I suppose it is. We had a family living in our garden, there were probably lots of snakes and small animals around, as we lived in the bush then.
Lucky you, to have such a special bird on your clothesline! We only ever have spiders on it. *g* I had no idea they are so big. I've never seen one before, not even in zoos hereabouts.
We used to ive in a bushland locations, had lost of lovely birds. We had a family of Kookaburras there. They have a call like boisterous laughter.
Now, I'm singing the song in my head. Lol.
Kookaburra, Kookaburra, singing in a tree...?
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry, Merry, King of the bush is he,
laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra,
gay your life must be!


It's sung as a round. The very mention of the bird, brings to mind the song for me.
I may not have got the words quite right, but your mention of it certainly ran the singing past me again. There was a charming TV progam last year, about a small country school, with had an elderly volunteer who came in to coach the children with this song. The main adventure for them was a trip to the 'big smoke' (city) to perform in a singing competition. They won!
How very cool that they won. The song brings back lovely memories for me.
What a wonderful bird to have just landing in your garden.
He and his parents lived in the garden as a family group. I also had an extended family of blue wrens.