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This is my 400th spotting, and I can't think of a better way to mark the occasion than to post a spotting of a quintessentially Australian bird, the Laughing Kookaburra. And I will never forget this particular individual either... ever!!! We actually had a falling out and many harsh words were spoken. It's not like me to squabble with the wildlife, but from the word go this bird and I failed to hit it off. He is my nemesis! Info on the species can be found at the reference link. Info on this particular individual can be found in my notes.
This fellow was spotted in native bushland in Girraween National Park, near Bald Rock Creek. Close to a picnic area and camping ground, so these birds are fairly accustomed to people, and this one in particular was as bold as brass. Here's some park info - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girraween_N...
This little ####### stole my lunch. Twice!! And he just about ripped my finger out of its socket in the process. Twice!! And believe me, it hurt. There are signs all over the national park not to feed the wildlife, but he obviously hadn't read them. Rude and pushy, and persistent, we had no alternative but to move to a more remote area of the national park to have lunch. He may have had speed and stealth on his side, but I have a big pot and plenty of fresh garlic on mine. Let's see who has the last laugh, laughing boy! (no pun intended). The last photo shows him with his little mates... eating my lunch. This isn't over yet, buddy. I'll be back in Girraween soon enough! PS: I was back in Girraween 26 Feb 2015, and this fellow was nowhere to be found. I think he was in hiding!!
Spotted on Oct 15, 2014
Submitted on Nov 15, 2014
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