Two Kookaburras

While taking pictures of the bottom kookaburra, a second flew in an landed above him.

They were both fairly tame, allowing me to get quite close.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 22nd October 2006, This photo: 11:41am


  • looby88 said:
    love these birds !
  • David de Groot said:
    They are indeed great birds :)

    I found it interesting that one was quite ruffled but the other very sleek.
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Great capture David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ian :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Nice series of shots, David. Great birds, and I like the composition in this shot particularly, with them sat on the branch on the left.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks David, I would have preferred if they were facing the other way, but one doesn't get that much choice when it comes to animals, and had I shot from the other side I'd have not got the interesting Bunya Pine trunk.
  • Maki_C30D said:
    this one's a fve too:)
    really great capture!!

    (thank you very much for confirming the "boardwalk":)
  • David de Groot said:
    You're welcome Maria :)
  • magstultz said:
    This is a lovely shot!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Maggie.
  • borealnz said:
    Wonderful capture of them David. When I see a kookaburra a certain song which I sang at primary school gets stuck in my head (I think you will know the one I mean :-)) )
  • David de Groot said:
    I do indeed - I think it's even been quoted on one of the other photos ;)
  • Chris Blomquist said:
    This is an awesome capture David! I agree, the conventional wisdom would say that they should face the other way, but this makes for a really unique composition. You have some brilliant bird shots on here, I have a mate who really wants to be a better bird photographer - I'll have to get him onto Flickr and your stream!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Chris :)

    I enjoy taking bird shots, just don't always have the patience to go with it. My goal is to get some good in-flight action shots, but this is proving a bit of a challenge at the moment.
  • Chris Blomquist said:
    Best of luck with the in-flight shots. I have been driven nuts trying to get in-flight shots! Still, I like a challenge, that's the great thing about this hobby, the challenge never ends!