Friday, 13 January 2012

Start The Day Laughing


Sometimes it is nice to just sleep in a little, but this happy fellow made sure that I was well awake very early. This is the Laughing Kookaburra, a member of the kingfisher family. These large native birds are best known for their unmistakable call which sounds like hysterical, echoing laughter, albeit good natured. Despite his maniacal cackling, I was happy to be awake early.

8 comments:

Carola said...

Beautiful. So much detail.
Yes, laughing helps a lot.

AL said...

Laughter is essential...it carries us through so much. Have a good weekend.

Ann said...

Beautiful shot. The eye is so clear.

AL said...

Thanks Ann, and 'welcome' to my blog.

ytaba36 said...

Aha! you've hit on one thing I miss while being over here in Venice. They definitely don't have our kookaburras!

Yvonne

AL said...

I think they'd be very out of place in Venice and would certainly attract some second glances! Welcome to my blog, Yvonne.

cara said...

wow - that's a cracker of a shot

AL said...

I was really pleased with this pic.