I’m on a family trip to Australia at the moment. It’s not a dedicated birding trip, but I’m picking up a few good ones. One surprising bird encounter was with one of Australia’s most iconic birds, the Laughing Kookaburra. This large member of the kingfisher family is a familiar sight… and sound, in Australia’s countryside and city. In this instance we were at a family event being hosted on a golf course in north Sydney. I had bins, but no camera beyond that available on my phone. Luckily that wasn’t an issue in this case. Maybe the iPhone 10 will have x83 telephoto zoom as standard, but for now enjoy these kookaburra close ups!The Laughing Kookaburra!
Notice the trace of blue on the wing