Friday, August 26, 2011

Laughing Kookaburras - Australia, August 2011


Laughing Kookaburras are the kind of birds which field guides can't prepare you for, and have to be seen to be believed; like super-sized, super-striking kingfishers and possessing of comical courtship and vocal routines, they were - like so many other species in the Botanical Gardens - wonderfully unflustered by human disturbance.