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Kookaburra! I saw a kookaburra!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Took a walk in the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne and saw this:

Not a great photo, but it was getting dark and he was up in a tree - but how cool!!!

Also saw cockatoos a few days previously, roosting on the National Gallery - amazing!!!!

Here are the links to the blogs:



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EDDYMEESE 3/13/2013 12:22AM

    SO COOL!

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STRINGS58 3/11/2013 6:42AM


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OPALMOON 3/3/2013 11:29PM


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GRATTECIELLA 2/27/2013 8:46PM

    wow! What cool experiences you are having!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 2/26/2013 5:55PM

    Wow! Everything is so much cooler there, they have all the neatest animals. We have Skinks that are Australian, they are the only live bearing lizard. There is one kind that stays with their mates for life. We saw this documentary where one was hit by a car and it's mate sat next to it on the road for days. So sad!

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PLATINUM755 2/26/2013 12:58PM

    I'm sure most of us don't go around singing that song. It's amazing how it comes flooding! Australia has been on must-go list. I'm so loving your trip and all the pics.

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ECOAGE 2/26/2013 10:39AM

Memories of "again, again", asking to hit "replay" while driving to errands with my at the time preschool age son! He loved that song. And the wheels on the bus song. And a couple of others that we listened to again and again. Fond memories now that he listens to his own music and got his driving license this year!
Thanks for continuing to share your brand new memories with all of us.

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PHEBESS 2/26/2013 5:10AM

    I don't think I heard it - and I'd love to have one come and insist on being fed!

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POPSY190 2/26/2013 2:26AM

    Did you hear it? My sister in law had a few that came to sit on her balcony rail until she fed them some mince!

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SAMZA83 2/25/2013 11:35PM

    I had been living in Australia for almost two years before I heard my first Kookaburra! I was half asleep and heard that very distinct call which I am very fond of. I miss the cockatoos quite a bit too!

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PHEBESS 2/25/2013 7:49PM

    I couldn't get him to make his call, though - I was afraid I'd scare him away.

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WATERMELLEN 2/25/2013 7:47PM

    Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree
Eating all the gumdrops he can see
Stop kookaburra stop kookaburra
Leave some there for me ha ha ha

Loved both your blogs . . . the cockatoos remind me of Jack's bird Kiki in the Enid Blyton "Adventure" series. How wonderful to see and hear them at the Art Gallery! And the Botanical gardens is glorious: is that blue flower an agapanthus??

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ROCKYCPA 2/25/2013 7:33PM

    How interesting and what a great photo!

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GINIEMIE 2/25/2013 7:22PM

    Kookaburra, sitting in the old gum tree! I just thought it was some strange made up thing, guess I never thought to look it up. What a cool siting.
Glad you are enjoying yourself, take it easy and don't over do. Love the pictures of the flowers on your blog.

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ONEWEIGH 2/25/2013 7:09PM

    That song is going to be stuck in my head for days now! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 2/25/2013 6:45PM

    We have a few that live close to us up here in north-west Victoria .
Also lots of lovely parrots when we go down to the river.. Glad you enjoyed meeting mr Kooky lolxx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MILLISMA 2/25/2013 6:32PM

    I can't wait to go back to Australia!!!!

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WENDYJM4 2/25/2013 6:29PM

    how lovely

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PHEBESS 2/25/2013 6:27PM

    I know, I kept humming that song in my head!!!!! My husband had no clue about the kookaburra, LOL, he thought it was a bug when I told him about it!

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PICKIE98 2/25/2013 6:21PM

    Was it a gum tree??LOL!

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