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A Christmas Day visitor! The Blue-Winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)

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By Bernieh


A Christmas Day visitor!  The Blue-Winged Kookaburra  (Dacelo leachii)

This beauty came visiting when we were at the Island on Christmas Day. The Blue-Winged Kookaburra has has a distinctive pale eye and has sky blue shoulders and a blue rump.
We don't see many of these around our home ... so it was a real treat when it came and sat on the patio chair.



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Amazing picture Bernieh, you certainly have some beautiful wildlife, :-)

27 Dec, 2009

 

Simbad ... it was a pleasure to see this gorgeous thing. As I stated under the photo, the kookaburras we get around my house are the Laughing Kookaburras ... we don't get many of the Blue-Winged ones, so it was a delight to have this one come up so close to us!

27 Dec, 2009

 

He sure is beautiful..

27 Dec, 2009

 

hes lovely bernieh

27 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Carol and Holly ... he is lovely. The blue doesn't come out as brilliantly in the photo as it was in real life ... but it does give you some idea of their fabulous colouring.

27 Dec, 2009

 

What a beautiful bird...you are so lucky Bernieh !

27 Dec, 2009

 

Yes we do take it all for granted a bit BB ... we are very lucky to be able to see the amount of wildlife we do ... and the great variety of it as well. These beauties are such a lovely thing to see up close.

28 Dec, 2009

 

what a fantstic picture.

28 Dec, 2009

 

Flown onto favourites !

28 Dec, 2009

 

What a beauty..great Pic

28 Dec, 2009

 

Us poms don't see any of these !

28 Dec, 2009

 

It's one of our kingfishers Jbardet ... and very special to us ... right up there with the koalas and kangaroos.

28 Dec, 2009

 

That looks like one seriously strong beak he has there. Brilliant photo Bernieh, thanks for sharing. :-)

29 Dec, 2009

 

Beautiful bird!

29 Dec, 2009

 

He is gorgeous Bernieh.......

29 Dec, 2009

 

By he's a strong bird Bernieh! Lovely colours too...:o)

29 Dec, 2009

 

Beautiful :o)

29 Dec, 2009

 

Fantastic Photo Bernieh :)

29 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Milky, Janey, TT and Jacque ... it is a great looking kookaburra ... doesn't have that same great call as the Laughing Kookaburra but I think these are a bit more attractive!

29 Dec, 2009



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