Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 58

Thread: Our evening guest

  1. #1
    Super Member busy fingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    6,448

    Our evening guest

    Now that the weather is getting warmer and brighter of a evening hubby and I sometimes sit outside and we sometimes have a "guest" join us.

    Name:  IMGP3778 - Copy.JPG
Views: 2005
Size:  948.4 KB

    Isn't he just gorgeous. For those who do not know he is a kookaburra. Even though I live on 30 mins drive from the heart of Sydney we do live in a bushy area and have a lot of native birds. He just sits on the fence very quietly looking from one to the other of us taking things in and then flys off when he has had enough.

  2. #2
    Super Member gaby4v's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    close to the grand babies!!!
    Posts
    2,198
    Blog Entries
    3
    What a beautiful bird!!! I would love to have this "guest" join us.

  3. #3
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    44,345
    Blog Entries
    45
    he's so cute. thanks for sharing
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  4. #4
    Super Member woody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    2,152
    Blog Entries
    1
    I love the Kookas, we don't have any come visit here in Canberra but there are alway some done the coast when we go on holidays. Lucky you having a gorgeous visitor like that
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    6,002
    How great is that? I would love to be able to have this beautiful bird for a visitor!

  6. #6
    Super Member alwayslearning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,460
    They are gorgeous birds which I have only seen in a zoo. How wonderful that you have one come visit you in your own yard. Nature is amazing.
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

  7. #7
    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    6,030
    wow, that is cool!!

  8. #8
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,157
    Now the kookaburra song is flitting through my head!! Lovely bird.

  9. #9
    Super Member NikkiLu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    So. Central MO
    Posts
    2,658
    Blog Entries
    1
    Can't really tell - but is that a really big bird? My DH and I are passionate "birders" with bird feeders, bird baths, bird books, binoculars, etc. at our house where we can see them out of our living room windows, doors, etc. We keep track of all of the birds that come here - our hummingbirds have just left this week and I am pretty sure that I saw a snow bird (Junco) last week. So, your spring is our fall.
    Nikki in MO

  10. #10
    Super Member Kathy T.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL USA
    Posts
    2,963
    What a great photo! I have a bird feeder but it mostly attracts squirrels for my dog's amusement.

  11. #11
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    16,258
    Blog Entries
    2
    I was going to say-that has to be an Australian bird! He's just lovely.

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    N. Florida
    Posts
    4,609
    Blog Entries
    45
    Thanks for sharing your native bird with us. He/she is great. Do they sing? Are they bigger than song birds?

  13. #13
    Super Member lauriejo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    3,315
    How cool! Our "guests" are usually raccoons, not nearly as pretty.
    Join the JUNE Pincushion & Needlecase swap:http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...t-t247379.html

    One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries A. A. Milne


  14. #14
    Super Member LoisM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Highland, CA
    Posts
    1,403
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    Now the kookaburra song is flitting through my head!! Lovely bird.
    We learned that song in grade school. "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree-e. Merry, merry king of the bush is he-e. Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra, gay your life must be."

  15. #15
    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    27,174
    Neat visitor!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

  16. #16
    Super Member jillnjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,591
    Yep, I have that same song going through my head, too! I also learned it in grade school many moons ago. I'd love to have that bird at my feeder!
    jillnjo

  17. #17
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    29,682
    He looks very big, I wouls hate to come in contact with that large beak. We had a hawk visit us one afternoon a couple of weeks ago. He was sitting on a fence post about 30Feet away. I was glad my Chihuahua was not outside at the time.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  18. #18
    Super Member nygal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    5,648
    I never saw one before. It does look big. Beautiful bird.
    Last edited by nygal; 10-05-2012 at 09:55 AM.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

  19. #19
    Super Member suebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    4,077
    That is really neat. It looks really big, is that just the angle of camera?
    SUEB

  20. #20
    Senior Member Grinster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Portage, MI
    Posts
    652
    What a georgous bird!
    Grinster.....
    Be proud of who you are and what you do. You define the things around you-things will never define you.

  21. #21
    Senior Member susansomethings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    536
    I love birds...and this is just awesome. Wish I had a visitor like that.

  22. #22
    Super Member lovingmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    3,907
    Blog Entries
    8
    Wonderful bird!
    ♥♥♥ Loving Mama ♥♥♥

    If life gives you scraps, make an angel quilt out of it!

  23. #23
    Super Member nannyrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    5,832
    That is one beautiful bird. We are getting colder and your getting warmer, LOL.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

  24. #24
    Super Member Luv Quilts and Cats's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,704
    Very nice neighbor! I feed the birds in my backyard here in the states, and a squirrel and chipmunk!
    Luv Quilts and Cats
    Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty. - Florence Nightingale

  25. #25
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    23,882
    Blog Entries
    1
    Oh, what a beautiful bird. Thanks for showing us a beautiful pic of him.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.