kookaburra

Cassowary

We have a lot of birds in Australia, over 370 different species live in and around Brisbane alone, who knows how many different kinds we have across the whole country. Some though are, shall we say, a sandwich short of a picnic. Or, as we are talking about our feathered friends, a bit ‘one flew [...]

Lorikeet

Time for another reprint of one of my recent articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine. With impeccable timing, given the cockroach and snake posts of last week, today I’m going to be talking about Australia’s ‘other’ wildlife; the nice stuff. With articles like this, I have an advantage over the magazine, even if I [...]

grasshopper

In my post announcing I was going camping in Australia, I said  I was “off into the wilds to live side by side with nature’s wildest beasts”. So, did I see any? The first sign of wildlife that I noticed was a singing kookaburra who was perched on a tree about 20 feet away from [...]

kookie

I thought we were going to start to look at some real Australian bad things this week but I had forgotten about this fellow. How could I? When he’s such a laugh. ‘koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-kaa-kaa-kaa’ Have any of you read a “Where’s Wally” book? If you have, you will know what I mean. If you haven’t, it [...]