Kookaburra on the Clothes Line and Old Paperbark Tree

This morning I heard a kookaburra and looked out my window to see one sitting in the centre of my clothes line amongst my clothes! I raced out to the back verandah and managed to get in a quick photo before he flew away.  Sorry I didn’t have time to get a close-up shot so he’s a bit hard to see.

Later in the afternoon I glanced out the window again, and saw him perched on the edge of the clothes line. I took another photo and then felt inspired, so took a photo of the old paperbark which is nearby.

Reminds me of the old Australian song by Marion Sinclair, 1932:

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree

Merry merry king of the bush is he

Laugh,  kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra

Gay your life must be!




Kookaburra on apex point of clothes line (please excuse the clothes).
Kookaburra on corner of clothes line.


Old paperbark tree in my back yard.

2 thoughts on “Kookaburra on the Clothes Line and Old Paperbark Tree”

  1. I know. They sound like maniacs laughing. They are very family oriented, and several generations all live together. Their laughs are largely for protecting their territory. I love them and the way they will bash a bit of meat about like they are killing a snake. I have even been able to feed one on my back verandah, but I am very wary of their big beaks!

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