Kookaburra in the rain.



It has been steadily raining, mostly in the evenings, for days now. Look how green the garden looks in the background. But I think this fellow was a bit fed up of the continual damp weather. He looked a bit dejected sitting on the bird-bath.

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36 thoughts on “Kookaburra in the rain.

  1. Lovely photo.. You should see how fed up the birds get here LOL.. 🙂 …. but glad your garden is getting some rain..


  2. Interesting bird – his eyes look so reptilian!
    Your blog has great photos, makes me wanna visit AUS!


    • Thank you for the nice comment. Did you hear his call? I put a video into one of the other comments. They are quite an aggressive bird. I spent a year travelling around Aus, but it is a huge place and still have lots to see.


  3. Love, love, love him!

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  4. Have never seen such a close up of this kind of bird – what interesting feet he has.


  5. Joan and Terry Watson

    Oh how lovely he looks, I really think the birds are loving this rain, I am loving it as it has brought all the birds out as the blossoms open up, but we do keep an eye on floods, as we live in a flood area, great photo.


  6. Poor soul! We haven’t had much of the wet stuff lately (I may regret saying that 🙂 )
    Loved your bird brain conversation with Meg. 🙂 We have observed that the birds much prefer the moist stuff.


    • I think he was looking sad because he is a youngster that has been thrown out into the world to fend for himself. A couple of days later I was gardening and he sat in the tall silky oak tree watching me.

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  7. Pomme – he does look fed up – I looked at the photo before I read your text and I really liked the claws and the pot -(and that pop of green back) but then reading your words – I looked back again and really wondered if he was fed up and waiting for some reprieve – I also have never really seen a real life kookaburra so your close up is NICE. 🙂 Hiugs!


    • He sat there for ages in the drizzly rain, gave me plenty of time to get his photo. I think he/she is one of the youngsters in a family of kookaburras that live around here. Maybe he had been told to leave home and fend for himself!!!


      • ha – or maybe he just knew he was in good company with you 🙂


        • Yesterday he sat in the tall silky oak tree watching me as I sweated away doing the weeding and mulching. He looked as though he was waiting for me to turn up some worms.


          • oh how cute – and reminds me how the birds are with us when we garden. last summer I had a late afternoon “singer-chirper” who was so loud but only in the evening – and I got it on video with my phone too…
            are the kookaburras loud or quiet or middle of that?


  8. A lovely photo. Bird baths are great aids to bird photography!


  9. Oh wow lovely to see one even if damp x


  10. poppytump

    Such a piercing look he has in his eye Pauline !
    Now there you go whilst you’re in out of the rain … … that picture has all the makings of a quick sketch/ painting don’t you think 😉


  11. I’ll swap you 10 cockatoos plus 10 magpies for a kookaburra 🙂 They rarely drop into our suburb.
    We’ve had do much torrental rain (wih more forecast for the whole of the week) aling with very hot days this week I’m beginning to think we’re living in Darwin instead of Melbourne


    • I think the rain is quite wide spread at the moment Cathy. It makes me wonder when things will change again, I’d rather have the rain, as long as it doesn’t turn to floods, instead of drought.
      I’ll take some of your cockatoos but we have plenty of magpies. I love to hear them warbling. We actually have a family of kookaburras live around here. I think that is one of the young ones.


  12. Kookaburra sits in the terracotta birdbath…
    Beautiful shot.


  13. I love kookaburras Pauline we have them in the school grounds opposite our house and sometimes they come and sit on our fence too. Hope the weather dries up soon (though that will not be so good for the garden!)


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