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by pennifold ( edited 30 Aug 2020 ) 30 Aug 2020

Look who are back? They are sitting up in the back gum tree in the reserve behind our home. They’ve been in and out of the hole in our gum tree in our back yard. We got Ben to clean it out yesterday after having the hole covered since last year, as we had one of the juvenile birds attacking our home. I hope this pair are not them. Love Chris


1. Kookaburra sitting on our balustrade.
2. The pair of Kookaburras sitting in back reserve.
3. Our tree showing the hole where the birds go into nest.

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by dailylaundry 31 Aug 2020

Hope these two are good neighbors to you! Can't help but start singing, "Kookaburra Sits in the Ole Gum Tree"..... I learned that song as a Brownie Scout at about the age of 8. Brings back lovely memories!! Thank you for sharing!! Hugs, Laura

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by asterixsew Moderator 31 Aug 2020

You must be creating the ideal situation in your garden for them. I love seeing these pictures from you Chris, they are birds that we dont have in our UK gardens.

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by lbrow 31 Aug 2020

And life goes on, hope. they don't trouble you to much this year ! I love to see my blue birds they have been nesting in one particular nesting box I have for 30 years. I know it's the youngsters coming back every year, but they have one Bunch after another all summer long. Beautiful to watch along with my Hummers that feed from their feeders(and fight) all summer.

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by 02kar Moderator 31 Aug 2020

So nice to see some normalcy in this crazy world. Enjoy watching the latest generation of Kookaburras continuing the cycle of life.

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by sdrise 31 Aug 2020

Wonderful they return every year,,, I find it fascinating to watch the birds nest... Nature at its best. Thanks for sharing.

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pennifold by pennifold 31 Aug 2020

Hi Suzanne, I love watching them too, I only hope we don't have too much trouble with this couple. Love Chris

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by mrskiki 31 Aug 2020

Love watching the birds and yours are so beautiful. Do you feed them? Hopefully they won't be pesky. Hugs. Nan

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pennifold by pennifold 31 Aug 2020

Hi Nan, no we never feed the Kookaburras, they're meat eaters and love snakes, fish, rats, mice, lizards, chicks, snails, worms and insects. We feed the Rosellas and Lorikeets bird seed and sometime bread. Love Chris

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by marianb 31 Aug 2020

You can tell Spring is here. We have had Rosella's, Galah's and today a pair of Kookaburra's visiting our back yard along with our resident doves that live in my orange tree. It gets a little noisy but I like it.

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pennifold by pennifold 31 Aug 2020

Yes Marian, it's the same here. Down on the back of our garden we have an old tree that we put bird seed in and there are over 20 Eastern Rosellas and Lorikeets there most days along with Top notch pigeons! Love Chris

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by toogie 31 Aug 2020

He’s a pretty bird. I do hope for your sake these aren’t the pesky ones you had before.

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pennifold by pennifold 31 Aug 2020

Hi Toogie, well funny you should say that because the one that's been going in and out of the nest has been attacking our glass balustrade today! I'm going to put some dark sheeting up on the glass to see if that will stop him/her. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 30 Aug 2020

Mother Nature is awesome.It's nice to see them up close. I my yard the hummingbirds are whizzing by my head. I love watching them on the feeder.

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pennifold by pennifold 31 Aug 2020

Ooh! Angie, I'd love to see those birds. Love Chris

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