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My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:40 pm

Hi FFF'ers, I have been feeding a family of kookaburra for the last couple of years.

They have shown me so many things about their behaviour I had no idea about, I have decided to start a blog.
So check it out from time to time as I will be putting up plenty of photo's & vid's.


http://bradsburras.blogspot.com.au/

Any ideas or advice, please feel free to let me know.

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:21 pm

I have just added a video to my blog. It is the "Begging" call made by all baby birds. However, with my family of Kookaburra, the whole family do this call to tell me they want food.

Check it out

http://bradsburras.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by Mud » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:07 am

Pretty cool drifter:-)
Its not a crisis unless there is blood around.
If there is blood around......well its a police matter...

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by Dick » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:20 pm

Yep good stuff.
Regards Dick

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:23 am

Thanks for the comments guys.
I sat down the other night to jot down a list of things they do that is unusual that I could vid. That list is up to 20 odd.
There is not a lot of info on the net of Kookaburra behaviour.
So when the birds oblige, I think I will be able to put up some interesting vids.
I am going out to get a go-pro or one of the look alikes, as I can't show what I want with one hand using an Iphone.
So stay tuned

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:11 pm

Hi Guys, I have added another post to my blog. This one is about a "problem child"

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:28 pm

My latest post is on one of the games we play - Beak Holding.

check it out

http://bradsburras.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:33 pm

todays post. I have put up some photo's & video's on tips to hand feeding wild Kookaburra's.
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http://bradsburras.blogspot.com.au/2014 ... eding.html
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Re: My Burra Family

Post by nomad » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:15 pm

One tip i can give is to keep them away when youre having a BBQ. One young fella swooped ONTO the hotplate to grab a snag. poor bugger burned his feet :shock:

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:33 pm

Bet he only did it the once :wink:

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:41 pm

I've added a page to my blog on their ability to keep their head motionless, regardless of what their body is doing

http://bradsburras.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by NBN » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:58 am

Nice Blog Drifter. Great characters, love Kookas! Spent the day with a couple on Saturday, putting some split posts in for a new fence. They followed me along from post to post as I disturbed the ground they dealt with the worms and grubs!

One interesting thing I have witnessed around home, just up the road from you (Murrays Beach), is a family hunting at night. Mostly during summer when the insects are thick there is a family that sets up at a street junction where there are 3 street lights. They dart out and feast on insects till all hours. I've never really seen them feeding at night before this..?

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:32 pm

Hi NBN. That is unusual. I always thought of them as day time birds.

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by NBN » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:39 pm

Urbanised Kookas perhaps, using the lights to their advantage! Having said that it was the previous summers before last; very dry and limited Cicada numbers. So maybe just a necessity for that time for the year?

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Re: My Burra Family

Post by drifter » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:03 am

I've added some new posts to my blog

Latest - some random stuff 22-8 (bit of a story with each photo below)

Check em out
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