Sunday, 6 November 2016
Kookaburra Sitting In A Tree
We were on a very busy lake-side walking path and his camouflage was doing an excellent job of making him easily overlooked.
Casuarina trees are unusual in that their branch growth formation is very similar to any other Australian tree however their leaves are long and thin like a pine tree giving rise to the nick-name 'Australian pine-tree', they are however a she-oak.
In front of our laughing kookaburra sitting in his casuarina tree is a gum-tree sapling. In the last 2 shots the casuarina leaves are blurred and the gum-tree leaves are more prominent so we can almost believe this kookaburra is sitting in an old gum tree.