Danudin's 2010 VPW Blog

Themed Photographs 2010

Bunya Nature Park

Posted by danudin on December 26, 2010

Went for my first visit to the Bunya Nature park a week or so ago and this was the welcome committee, there were a group of around20 Kookaburras singing thier hearts out, most were not in a position to photograph well, but I think this guy was just checking me out – Up Close

If you would like to hear this uniquely Australian Bird go HERE and read down to Family Life and click onto the link marked “this is what a kookaburra sounds like“, a little quiet but nice and long. It will also explain why they are known as laughing Jackasses and why that sound can be most annoying to a golfer who has just duffed a shot.¬† I swear the birds know they really do.


9 Responses to “Bunya Nature Park”

  1. jackscrap said

    Great shots of the kookas Ron, are you hunkered down somewhere to watch the Boxing day Test?

  2. Greg said

    Wonderful birds and thanks for adding the link.

  3. KarenAnn said

    Brings to mind the childhood song “Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he…”

  4. Sheila said

    Great captures Ron – what lens did you use — they are nice and close and very clear — love it.
    KarenAnn I remember that song too!

  5. ~Val said

    Loved the included sound clip. The sound is kind of eerie!! Those first three shots at tack-sharp. Excellent!!

  6. Sherrie said

    Hi Ron,
    The pictures are awesome as usual. Loved the link to the sound. They really do sound like they are laughing. Sounds a little like our black birds. Have a great day!


  7. Tammy McChesney said

    I want to go THERE! What fantastic bird shots..and so many of them!!! The sounds were very cool!

  8. Ellen said

    I knew that K’s were big kingfishers but little else about them. What a treat

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