Kooky Kookaburra

2 Jan

Since it was overcast and windy today, we postponed sightseeing in downtown Sydney and went for a long walk along Manly’s North Harbour towards the Sydney Harbour National Park, instead. Apart from gorgious mansions and splendid yachts we also encountered some interesting wildlife and I finally managed to photograph a Kookaburra up close. The Kookaburra belongs to the species of the kingfishers and is best known for its cackling song that is said to sound like human laughter. If you have never heard a Kookaburra, you can listen to one here.

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While I did my bird-watching, Tom did some ship-spotting…🙂

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One Response to “Kooky Kookaburra”

  1. aus der Au January 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Hallo Tom und Anita

    Diesen Vogel kennen wir gut aus dem ZĂĽri Zoo, heisst er doch auf französisch ‘Jean le rieur’.

    Liebe GrĂĽsse
    Emma und der Lachende Hans

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