Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pushing my luck..



I hope I'm not pushing my luck with three bird posts almost in a row :) I really wanted to share this uniquely Australian experience with you. Sitting outside on my patio a few days ago I was joined by Mr Kookaburra who sat looking at me intently as if to say 'I've heard you feed all the stray cats in the neighborhood, and the seed eating birds.. so come on it's our turn'. He was joined by Mrs K and their two offspring. Laughing kookaburras are carnivorous so I thought they might like a bit of roast beef, they did, eating it almost out of my hand. They weren't bothered about me taking close ups at all..


Perched on top of the swimming pool umbrella they looked down at me as if to say 'the rumours are true, we'll be back tomorrow for more'.. and they were :) It's not a habit I will get into though, I'm pretty sure a diet of roast beef might not be a good idea for wild birds, a bit like junk food, a little now and then won't hurt. Their comical close-ups are pretty cute though :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


26 comments:

  1. How I would love to see and hear them in person!

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  2. Neat birds. I would never have thought a carnivorous birds would eat out of anyone's hands. If they get used to the roast beef you'll need to give them a bit of gin as a refreshment.

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  3. Beautiful photos, Grace. Love the close-ups.

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  4. Cutie pies, Grace, like the three I can look up to whenever I want :-)
    And as cute as our squirrels, too!

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  5. ...I'm always pushing my luck, neat feathered friends.

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  6. These pics are fabulous, Grace! Such tame birds!

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  7. What! Roast beef and no Yorkshire pudding! What sort of restaurant are you running there! :)

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  8. "Will pose for roast beef." And you got the whole family, too. Great shots. These are beautiful birds. (Perhaps you might find some fishing worms?)

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  9. Great bird portraits. From your posts I knew this was a kookaburra which is a beautiful bird.

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  10. Wow! Gay her life must be! Reminds me of the belted kingfisher here in calif

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  11. Marvelous captures of the friendly kookaburras!

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  12. Who could ever tire of kookaburra photos. Take care when you have your next outdoor barbeque.

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  13. It's a funny and amazing serie of pictures. These birds seem to be very social and not afraid at all by your presence. They are photogenic too...

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  14. Great looking birds! Fun to see.

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  15. Beautiful birds. Loved all pics.

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  16. Great pics. I especially like the one you have chosen as your lead. At our bush block Kookaburra's usually descend when we are digging about, they love the grubs we turn up for them.

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  17. They are my favourite bird. Your photos are fabulous.

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  18. He who laughs last, laughs best. Especially for Kookaburra's. Great photo's

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  19. These are lovely birds, Grace !

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  20. Oh Grace what a great photo's. They can be published in a magazine! The first one is priceless, the look at that face!You made my day.

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  21. I am completely agree with you, I am an amazing fan of your site, genuine guard post Keep making such stunning post,


    Thanks for sharing.



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    Regards

    Sameer

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  22. Oh, so amazing you had the whole family visiting you :)
    I'm sure they will come back again and again to get more roastbeef.

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  23. I'm sure they will come back a few times now.

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  24. Oh my gosh, these are fantastic photos. How fun to have these laughing guys visit you. I always think of that old song "Kookaburra lives in the old gum tree" whenever you post photos of these fellow.

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