Thursday, December 11, 2008
Birds and things
Another common bird in the area. They produce a raucous 'tobacco box', 'chokk'.
These birds were intially hand reared, before being released into the wild many years ago. With no natural fear of humans, they have become a bit of a pest in the area, stealing food right out of peoples' hands.
These birds don't twitter or chatter, they laugh. Their raucous 'laughter' gives them the title Laughing Kookaburra.
No it's not a bird. This is a swamp wallaby...We get many of these in our yard at night.