No laughing matter …

… for the mouse!

This sequence was captured yesterday morning in our front yard. A family group of four Laughing Kookaburras had been very vocal all morning … and for good reason.

Laughing Kookaburras are opportunistic predators and with the number of rodents around at present there are certainly plenty of opportunities!

Laughing Kookaburra with House Mouse, Wyndham Street Newstead, 11th June 2017

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6 responses to “No laughing matter …

  1. Good one Geoff!

  2. Lovely photos as usual Geoff and how lucky to have all those spare (!!) mice that enabled such great subject matter (tho’ I still feel a little sorry for the mouseys!) 🙂

  3. We love our Kookaburras, one in particular who is very friendly, allowing us to pat it and our grandson to pick it up. Once it landed on the screen of my laptop while working on our verandah.

  4. Chris Timewell

    In photos 3 and 4, the Kookaburra appears to have its third eyelid (or ‘nictitating membrane’) closed. Apparently, its not unusual for birds of prey to close this 3rd eyelid while eating to protect their eyes from damage. A scratchy mouse toe on your eye wouldn’t be too nice, I guess.

  5. brett bates-brownsword

    awsome bro

  6. brett bates-brownsword

    awesome bro i mean

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