Photographer's Note

2 birds to day - a pair of another famous Australian birds - Kookaburras. Kookaburras love meat and hunt for mice, lizards, snakes, insects, small reptiles, and the young of other birds. Whilst they are members of the kingfisher family about the only fish they ever eat are gold fish from ponds.
They quite often are happy to accept bits of meat in back yards and this pair (mother front and bub behind - less blue in the wings) had come to sit very cutely in a hanging basket in an old apple tree in our yard. Dad was much more adventurous and accepted some kangaroo mince (pinched from our cat's food) from my wife.
They have been known to pinch meat from BBQs.
Kookaburras are often seen perched up high looking for prey.
They are also famous for their laugh like call which is actually a call marking their well defended territories.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3899 W: 102 N: 11273] (47043)
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