(I fell in love with this lovely Kookaburra… a visitor on blogger Miriam’s deck. Charming! A quarter of me (geneologically speaking) is Australian, so critters such as these warm my heart!) Thanks SO much for making that REBLOG button available! The link to Miriam’s gorgeous site is https://outanabout.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/a-laughing-matter/ There is a lot more great stuff where this came from!)
I had an interesting visitor today. He laughed a lot, although he didn’t come inside, he was quite content to sit on my decking. He was small, fat and very cute and I’m not talking about an early visit from Santa Claus.
When I snapped this first photo of the Kookaburra from inside he seemed to be inviting me out.
So out I walked, slowly, carefully, so as not to scare him. He seemed unfazed, just curious of me and he let me get within a foot of him. I could have reached out and touched him. He was craning his neck both ways, fluffing his feathers, almost showing off. I swear he was posing for me.
A family of Kookaburras have been laughing in the gum trees in our backyard for a while, marking their territory, but it’s been a long time since one actually visited. Today two came.
Perhaps they know Christmas is coming.
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