I’m woken at 5-30 by the maniacal, cackling call of a kookaburra. Have you ever heard them?
I found this clip on You Tube
They have not been around for quite some time so I was pleased to hear them, really I was, but would prefer they did not wake me so early.
I peered out of the bedroom window. But it was too dark to see them, or take a photo.
Just a slight tinge of pink on the horizon. So I went to the archives to find some other photos I’ve taken of these crazy looking Aussie birds.
Look at that fearsome beak, they do not hesitate to capture and eat snakes.
Here he is sitting on the deck rail hoping for a hand out.
I’ve forgotten to top up the bird bath and this fellow looks a bit fed up about it.
Finally this kookaburra was bathed in the beautiful golden glow of the rising sun.
After being woken up and deciding it was too early to get up, I went back to bed and listened to the dawn chorus. In the background I could hear the cacophony of cawing from the crows, the chattering of the lorikeets and countless chirping and cheeping of other unidentified birds. Then the clear sweet melody of the magpie rings out. A lovely way to greet the day.
Gilly (Lucid Gypsy) nominated me for this 7 day challenge and I have enjoyed being part of it. Today I would like to invite Gwennie (Gwenniesworld) to join in. Gwennie is another very keen gardener and loves cactus and succulants, her posts are filled with beautiful photos of nature.