Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday - Snake Time and Kookaburras


The temperatures are rising so watch out for snakes!
Time for boots, loose trousers and Kookaburras.
So lucky they like snakes for lunch.


I was lucky to have a pair serenade me right in front of my 
bedroom door. Even so, I was not quick enough to capture both.

Don't you just love the monk's cap to cover his bald spot?


I'll be posting birds occasionally when they visit me since I have
been tied by the heels and am unable to visit them for a while yet.

28 comments:

  1. i don't think i've ever seen a photo of that view from the back before! too cute! monk, indeed!

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  2. Wow, the Kookaburra's such a lovely bird. Nice capture.

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  3. Good you got him so close.
    Happy bird watching.

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  4. Lovely of those birds to visit you! Not much more you could ask of a bird ... they are cute as can be, they eat snakes, and they pose for pictures.

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  5. These are great photos.I hope many birds come to visit you.

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  6. Oh I love the monk's cap..thank you so much. My Mother's death has been difficult but I think I can take away the knowledge that I made peace with her...hugs to you dear friend...Michelle

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  7. Great photos - always nice to see Kookaburras.

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  8. What a fascinating bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Arija, great shots of the Kookaburra. It is one of my favorite birds from your lovely country. One day I hope to see it in person. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

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  10. I hope they visit you more often and sing you a serenade. Thinking fondly of you. Tsup!

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  11. What a unique bird Arija. Eats snakes. Oh my. That would be a sight.

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  12. Delightful birds! Hope your recovery is going well and you are back chasing the birds soon.

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  13. Hi there - I think serenade may be a little strong!! But I know what you mean.

    Hope the heel tying does not last too long.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. I miss kookaburras. I rarely see them these days, though I heard one fairly recently. A bird of character. Thank you so much for these photos.
    I hope your mobility improves very quickly.

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  15. Nice captures. I seen this guy in a zoo near me in our Australian exhibit.

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  16. love 'em! And still want to see one - one of these days! Hope you are well! I haven't been around too much because my internet connection is awful where I'm living right now - blogs /photos don't load too well!

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  17. Hi Arija...I hate snakes ...glad you have something to come to your rescue in the Kookaburras : }!
    Love to see your birdies in your part of the world! The monk's cap is cute!! Monk was my maiden name!
    Hope your up and kicking your heels soon!!
    grace

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  18. Hahahaha, that monk's cap is a hoot! Adorable. Hope you are up and running again soon. Lots of love. xo

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  19. I think I'd like the Kookaburras since they dine on snakes - like our Roadrunners do in the western U.S. ;-)



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  20. Love those beautiful Kookaburras. We have some at our zoo, but certainly not like your being able to see them in the wild of nature. Hugs for you~

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  21. This is a bird I have always wished I could see Arija.

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  22. I learned something new today. I did not know Kookaburra's liked snakes. I have only seen them in zoo's. It would be really neat to see them out in the wild. Loved the photos!

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  23. Hi !
    Very nice set ;-)
    CĂ©line & Philippe

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  24. I remember the woman across the road where we lived in the riverland, mortified as a snake slithered out of her young daughter's bedrooom!!! It went outside and was never found. There were heaps of snakes and heaps of kookaburras looking for them, and yes we definitely dressed appropriately for rambles in the bush - the bush ants were another reason for the heavy footwear too.

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  25. I always wanted a pet mongoose to keep the snakes away - until I discovered that Kookaburras do the same thing!! All I have to work out now is how to keep them around ...

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  26. I love Kookaburras!! Lovely shots Arija!

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