I spent the day with this guy as my constant companion. Wherever I went, there he was!
There could be no better welcoming committee in the world.
He even laughed!
I basically fell head over heels.
Kookaburras are carnivorous birds, so he wasn’t looking for food.
He was just curious and friendly.
You have to admit, he is one of the cutest birds you have ever seen.
Oz really is for the birds,
which means, Oz is for me too!
Cheers to you from the laughing Kookaburra~
(Note: Heading to Tasmania, so excuse me when I am absent. I will check in when I can. Until then, be well!)
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das ist wieder so schön,liebe Cindy, man muss immer versuchen, das beste aus dem Tag zu machen, Klaus
Vielen dank mien lieber Freund <3
vielen dank so machen wir es
danke, so soll es sein
das ist schön und es wird auch wieder besser
Du bist ein guter Freund.
What a little darling! It even appears he is smiling.
Absolutely seemed he was!!!
I’ve known a m0ckingbird and even a frog which learned to laugh, so I believe you completely! ☺
I would love to hear a laughing frog!
It’s pretty amazing, all right. I once had a mockingbird learn to laugh, but they’re known to have that tendency. We’d make funny soinds back and forth and laugh, and then I’d hear that mockingbird go all over the neighborhood, retelling the joke and laughing. Never heard a frog do anything like this, though. She laughs, and waits for me to laugh back. It’s good to be loved.
Beautiful. And it is wonderful to talk to the animals and have them talk back!!! (｡♥‿♥｡)
Ya man 😊
They really are the cutest and sometimes when I’m putting my washing out in the back yard in Sydney’s leafy Lower North Shore a Kookaburra comes and sits on the pole of my clothes line and watches me, I then talk to it 🙂 precious moments of life, indeed <3
Oh, precious beyond words! I envy you living among Oz’s spectacular birds.
Wow..so pretty images 💕😊
Grazie mille <3
Creation is a mystery, your birds are so relaxed, great images
I love kookaburras they have such an infectious laugh, sounds like a lovely day
It’s a wonderful bird. I didn’t know it.
Perfect pictures 😉
So happy you enjoyed him & cheers to you!
He was a most spectacular friend!
They are beautiful Cindy – we have them at our bush block at the coast and they just make you smile listening to them
Lucky you! They are magical.
Sure are Cindy
What a cool bird!
How big is this bird? I see curiosity in the eyes of this bird!
No more that 12 inches long with a exaggeratedly large head and beak. Utterly cute!
Probably because I’ve been there in winter time I did not see too many birds. Thanks to your adventure my knowledge about Australian birds will be better. Enjoy the Nature, Wild Life and the Weather of this lovely continent!
Thank you Alexander and be well my friend.
I’ve heard that kookaburras are happy around people
He certainly made me happy! Wonderful to hear from you & hope all is well.
I hear they have an amazing voice!
Absolutely unique, just like the bird himself!
“Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree. Merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh Kookaburra, Laugh Kookaburra. Gay your life must be.” 🎶 Now I have stunning photos to go along with my song. Thank you, Cindy!
I was immediately singing this as well! 🎵😉🎵
Laughing along with you!
I’m so glad! 😀
I started to sing the same song, except as kids we sang that song as a round – so I needed someone else to sing along!
I wish I could sing my part with you now!
Yes! I sang it in a round, too. Great memories. Music and singing does that.
Smiling! So happy you do <3
Me, too. I’m glad you’re smiling, Cindy 😀
These portraits are frameworthy – beautiful close-ups that show something of the delightful character of the bird.
And boy does he have loads of character & personality <3
Love your new friend. Great photos. Hope you continue enjoying your time down under!
Thanks Trent & cheers to you!
this bird is a personality and a half .. don’t often want to cuddle birds.. but he looks like he would be soft and cuddly… bet he could give a good nip tho’ .. Enjoy Tasmania.. had friends there back years ago.. hope it hasn’t changed too much.. it was charming.
He is the kind of wild beauty to love with your eyes!!!!
Adorable.. !!! Great pics, Cindy.
These are amazing shots, Cindy. Thank you. 🙂
Hugs to you & wonderful to hear from you <3
Great shots Cindy. That is one proud bird.
You certainly have a talent with bird portraits, Cindy!
Ahhhh, honored. Thank you Peter.
Great photos Cindy and your friend has such an appealing face!
He has all sorts of facial expressions!
You’ve captured them so beautifully
Thank you & very happy you enjoyed!
He’s adorable! Travel safely to Tasmania 😊
Thank you Clive. Much appreciated!
I don’t know if I’m correct, Cindy, but I always associate Kookaburras with Australia, and thus this post makes me think of the horrible wildfires there and wonder if they effect these colourful birds.
Have a safe trip to Tasmania,
I am sure the fires had, and continue to have, a devastating effect. However Australia is a large continent, and there are thankfully areas that have not burned.
I’m glad they did have some good drenching rain down under. That seems to have helped a lot with the fires.
They are having cyclones now and flooding and huge waves, but it knocked out the fires!
I have never seen one in real life, but I love them already just from your wonderful photos!
Thank you. You make me very happy I posted Teresa <3
Wonderful photos of a beautiful bird. What a nice companion!
He is utterly delightful <3
Aww! How cute!🥰
Amused and amusing
Oh, what a little darling!! Your photos are just delicious — so much detail. Now I’ve got to Google a Kookaburra’s laugh and hear what that sounds like. Enjoy your travels, Cindy!
The sound is just as unique as he is <3
I love the Kookaburra. What a character!!
He deserves his world wide fame!
Wonderful Kookaburra study, Cindy. Can’t wait for the next installment. 🙂
You are awesome to travel with Eliza <3
Wonderful images Cindy and what a gorgeous bird, a real smiler! xxx
He is a total charmer and well deserves his famous song!
So that’s what a Kookaburra looks like – he really is cute, fun of personality. I hope he’s sitting in an Ogam tree?
He was flitting from tree to tree, king of each!
Fun to watch….
So very charming and delightful. Your photographs always bright the day and make me happy. <3
Making you happy makes me happy Gigi <3
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Wonderful as always Cindy and I know that the Australian tourism industry is eager to bring back visitors after the dreadful fires and floods.. They should make this little guy their ambassador and share him far and wide…have a great time in Tasmania and watch out for those devils! lol..♥
It is raining all over Eastern OZ now which is obviously wonderful news. I am definitely going to look for those cute little devils <3
Have fun ♥
He’s adorable! And now that song is stuck in my head! Thanks, Cindy! 😀 😀 😀
What a beauty!
My new boyfriend!
So sorry, Resa, he is taken!!! 😉 <3
DARN!!! <3 😀
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Hugs to you Sally, from the boat to Tazzy <3
So adorable. 🙂
These are such endearing photos, Cindy. He really is so cute.
He is a total charmer!
A love affair that’s very easy to understand 🙂 🙂 Safe travels, Cindy!
He is a beautiful and wonderful companion for a day! Safe journey!!
Very happy you like him & cheers!
They are beautiful, such kind happy eyes. I can see why you love them too. Have a great time in Tasmania!
Hugs to you my friend and thank you!
“Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,” and sits and sits, apparently winning your heart, Cindy. And he is cute, which is well-shown with your photos. –Curt
So cute! And he followed me all around all day!
He knew a good thing!
I love him, so cute!
What a lovely friend. Looks like a cross between an owl & a penguin. Gorgeous.
He seems to be put together by odds and ends, and the final result is bee-yut-tee-ful!
A wonderful friend to spend the day with.
The best <3 Cheers to you Rebecca.
Precious! that face is so lovable and the expressions are captivating.
the 3rd picture from the bottom is my favorite. What a coy little cutie!
a busy day today and I’m tired to the bone, at least I was, now I’m smiling
inside and out. Thank you!
Your lovely comment made me smile, inside & out! Thank you <3
I too love these beautiful birds and your photos, as always, capture his happy, inquisitive character. We are woken almost every morning by their raucous, happy cackle. We have a resident family lives around here.
You are blessed Pauline <3 Now I am in the midst of the glorious parrots! Oz is bird paradise.
It certainly is
Thank you for interesting topics everytime❗️
Long time ago, I have met him at a zoo outside Melbourne in Australia.
But I got his charm more by your photos and comments😊
Awwwww, makes me so happy I posted! Cheers to you~
Beautiful birds and you have captured their cheeky demeanour perfectly, Cindy 😊x
Thank you Carol. They certainly have oodles of kooky personality <3
Yes they do…Have a fabulous week, Cindy 🙂 x
Mr. Kookaburra is a splendid and expressive fellow. The detail you were able capture with your camera is incredible. As an added bonus, every time I see the word Kookaburra, the song immediately starts playing in my head.
Wow! Thank you for another great meeting with wonderful animals, Cindy! Maybe the Kookaburra was so friendly with you, for a chance to escape and beginning a world tour. Lol Michael
Laughing…..He probably would enjoy a bit a travel, but he clearly was King of his forest!! <3
Lol, Cindy! At least you will not know. Perhaps he saw in you his princess! 😉
This series has to be one of the cutest series of Kookaburra images I’ve ever seen. You really captured the very best in these unique birds.
Awwwww. So kind of you Vicki and so very appreciated. Thank you.
It reminds me of kingfishers. I wonder if they are distantly related. He is certainly cute.
Yes! They are in the kingfisher family and the resemblance is striking. I just got a bunch of photos of a kingfisher which thrilled me to no end. The only other place I have photographed them was in Africa.
Oh, goodness. I see them all the time kayaking–and saw one in December on a lake in Illinois. I wonder if the water situation in CA makes them rare or if they’re an east of the Mississippi thing.
You are a fortunate woman <3
Ahh…sPecktacular shots of the highest koala-lity from the amazing wizard of Oz! LOL! Enjoy your vacation, my dear friend!♡♡♡✧⁺⸜(●′▾‵●)⸝⁺✧♡♡♡
You have a magical way with words and emojis! (｡♥‿♥｡)
Aw…thank you for your kind words! (⑅˘͈ ᵕ ˘͈ )♥～
They are heartfelt.
( ˘͈ ᵕ ˘͈♡)˚๐*˟ ♡
I’ve decided to call him Kooky because he is adorably eccentric 😉
Great photos as usual Cindy, thanks for sharing. Enjoy Tasmania!
Kooky the Kookaburra! Perfect (｡♥‿♥｡)
He is so cute! I love picture no. 3.
Awwww…..thanks so much & cheers to you!
I fell in love with Tassie twice and am forever eager for a return visit. Can’t wait to see it again through your eyes!
It is an utterly beautiful and unspoiled place so I well understand your feelings.
I love this sweet bird and of course he follows you around. He knows a good person that cares about him. I’m so grateful that you take us along on trips we would most likely never get to see otherwise. I see you changed your photo as well. I don’t see well but I noticed that. Love it. Have fun in Tasmania.
I love traveling with you Marlene. You make the experience brighter and the sun just came out in Tassie!!! (｡♥‿♥｡)
Yay!! Sunshine. We haven’t seen it in quite the while.
Cute photos, Cindy. Happy travels.
Thank you twice my friend and cheers!
Thank you & I agree!
“Kookaburras are carnivorous birds, so he wasn’t looking for food.”……. are you really sure about that Cuz ??? He looks kinda hungry to me !!!
Laughing……I would be a very big gulp cuz!
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The Kookaburras and I thank you Sharon <3
Such an intelligent face! I had to laugh at Papabear’s comment as that same thought did go through my mind! lol!
This is why PapaBear is my honorary cousin. We are both Bartons!!
Grossartige Aufnahmen liebe Freundin Cindy. Toll, sie gefallen mir sehr
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Ernst <3
Amazing, Cindy, you have a gift which makes the animals and birds happy to be around you. xxx
Grazie Adele. They definitely make me happy when I am around them!
He is a beautiful fellow and you have captured him so expressively, Cindy. Have a wonderful trip to Tasmania. Hugs Xx
Very kind of you Jane & most appreciated too! Thank you.
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Thank you for your thoughtfulness Patricia & cheers to you my friend <3
In addition to his cuteness, he has the BEST bird name 🙂
It is, like so many Ozzie words, perfect!
That is one cute and photogenic bird! I’m crazy for Kookaburras too! 🙂
I <3 people who <3 kookaburras!
LOL. I’m a new fan. Is there a club? 🙂
You just joined and there is no membership fee 🙂
He is as cute as can be!
His personality was too!
You definitely captured his smile and his adorable personality, Cindy!
Thanks Terri! He certainly had oodles of both.
Lucky you. A beautiful companion.❤
I now love kookaburras (｡♥‿♥｡)
Spectacular captures, Cindy, what an awesome bird buddy for your visit! You can’t feel but happy around these gorgeous birds. 🙂
Exactly. I know you would understand perfectly <3
These birds are so cool. Your photography is amazing. 🙂
You are very kind and most appreciated Dani <3
Kookaburras are the best!
What an interesting looking bird. It almost looks robotice or AI
It does and when you hear it’s voice this impression is increased. It can generate extreme volume for a relatively smallish bird.
Oh, what a beautiful, friendly and lovable fellow! <3
I know an official member of The Kookaburra Fan Club of the world (｡♥‿♥｡)
Cindy, thank you for continuing to give us such beautiful photographs!
Hugs to you cuz from Tasmania <3
A laughing bird. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Haha. Great post! To the Kookaburra!!
God Bless the Kookaburras and man can they make a racket!!! 😉
That really is the most enchanting-looking bird I’ve ever seen.
I agree with you Josh! He utterly charmed me.
Did you teach him to talk?
Yeah. I did.
And I have a patent on it now.
I was confusing myself.
with Ivanka Trump,
who has patent,
she never invented.
I wish I had a patent on stupidity, I’d be super-rich!
Laughing, that patent is taken…..
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These would be my main… possibly only… reason to go to Australia. And the joeys.
I got the joeys. And their parents. Oz is a magical land, somewhere over the rainbow!
That’s awesome that you found a kookaburra that not only let you see it, but even followed you around. When I’ve been to Australia the kookaburras were something we more often heard than saw. Speaking of hearing birds, have you heard the bell birds? They sound just like bells.
Wonderful you know about them. I have both seen and heard the Bell Miner here! They are happy to be photographed birds. I think they are adorable. Cheers to you and thank you for stopping by.
I love watching birds for long minutes and seeing them watch me watch them while they give me quizzical looks. I know we both – the bird and I – end up wishing we could communicate. Your photographs here are astounding.
Yes. Birds do exactly this. The more still you are, and quiet, the more you know they are watching you, far better than you are watching them.
Beautiful photos, Cindy! What a treat to see these beautiful birds.
Thank you Rebecca, a person who likes to see birds is a good friend of mine.
You got very good shots here.
Birds are interesting as they are amazing. I am documenting as many as can as seen in my Facebook posts, https://www.facebook.com/francisosande
We have over 1,100 species in Kenya concentrated in Western Kenya and Lake Baringo in the Great Rift Valley.
I need to go.
Wow, I never realized how similar the kookaburra is to the puffbird – especially the barred puffbird.
I’m at a restaurant and will wait to ‘peruse’ each photo (and your narrative) when home.
Lovely as always!
I am so utterly blessed to blog. I learn so much from my blogging friends. I have never seen a puffbird, or heard of it, but I just google imaged it. It is clearly in the Kingfisher family, as is the kookaburra. These birds are called kings all over the world, for a reason. They have mega voices and mega brains. I love them. I am in Hyams Beach OZ now, and they are talking, loudly. Cheers to you and thank you.
Been looking at your photographs for a while now, and I love your connection with these animals! It must be so much fun to interact with them in person. Good chemistry! 🙂
I am in love with the creatures in Oz and wonder why I don’t live here. I would never be inside!
The cutest bird, indeed. You captured in beautiful details, so we can appreciate the bird closely. Thank you so much, Cindy! 🙂
You are kind Amy. I am glad you enjoyed ♡´･ᴗ･`♡
sometimes we run into a friendly
Kookaburras are very smart. They don’t seem to want stuff from people, but they seem to be interested in people who don’t act too human, which is easy for me :0
Very curious, very friendly sweet bird ♡´･ᴗ･`♡
He’s a very cute fella! I didn’t know they were carnivorous. As we don’t have them here (Wales, UK) I’ve never seen one ‘in the feather’ so to speak, but I do know the laugh as my own has been compared to a Kookaburra!
I feel honored to be be compared to a kookaburra. They have an incredible, often very musical vocal repertoire, and amazing volume for such small creatures.
I’m certainly not offended by it. 🙂
I agree and would view it as quite a complement <3
I only know about Kookaburras from the Barney song so it’s nice to see a real photo of one.
Glad I was able to provide & cheers to you Charlotte <3
What a cute and charming-looking bird. And with that face he even looks as friendly as he is 🙂
Yes, this is exactly what he is, utterly charming. Cheers to you Halim!
Big fat kiss on its beak! Such cute and cuddly looking birds🥰
Isn’t he adorable and mischievous looking! (＾◡＾)
He is😀Lovely little soul!
He was a sweetheart!
What an amazingly intelligent emotive creature, Cindy! No wonder you fell in love with it! ❤️
Your description is perfectly accurate Felipe (＾◡＾)
A pure joy for you to have the pleasure of this laughing kookaburra’s company, Cindy. Adorable photos. And what a treat to hear the laughing, too. I hope your Australia visit and Tasmania too are not too damaged by the recent fires. Maybe you’ll see a Tasmanian devil?
I have seen so many creature! I saw the cute little devil in a sanctuary, but I spent awhile with a wild echidna!
Do you hummingbirds know of your new friendships on the other side of the world? Great pictures as always.
Laughing….Please don’t tell!
This bird is exquisite! And your photographs truly convey a sense of his/her personality. I just looked up videos of kookaburras on YouTube so that I could hear their laughter/vocalization. Very expressive!!! Thank you for your wonderful photos and playful comments.
Awww he’s so cute! Such fascinating birds in Australia! 🙂
Cheers to you Carmen & be well my friend~
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Thanks so much & cheers!
Wonderful photos, love the opportunity to see great images of this bird we grew up singing about! 😊
Kookaburras have such personality. I can see why the whole world sings songs about them!
I always remember Victoria Holt when I hear mention of these birds 🙂
I hope it is a positive association.
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Thank you on behalf of the kookaburras & cheers!