We had a delight a few nights ago. Just on sunset we had two Laughing Kookaburras come to visit our garden. We would not have been aware of their presence but for their raucous calling quite close to the house.
Laughing Kookaburras are not a resident species in our garden but they are occasional visitors, and most welcome visitors at that. This species is widespread in small numbers in our district, especially along the River Murray (5km to the east) and the throughout the Mt Lofty Ranges (40 – 60 km to the west).
I didn’t get a photo of these special visitors to our garden. They didn’t stay long enough. It was probably too dark for a good shot anyway. The photo shown above was taken last year in the Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney.