On Thursday I had to go to Manly Vale so I decided to take my camera and pay a visit to Manly Dam to get some bird shots while I was there.
I was standing on a footpath just on the edge of a native Garden which had been covered with Bark mulch taking a couple of shots when suddenly "Whoosh" a kookaburra hit the ground beside my feet, took off and landed again about 20 feet away from me. I grabbed a quick shot (please excuse the quality) of the Kookie because he had something in his mouth and merrily went on my way.
When I got home I loaded my shots on my computer and got one hell of a shock when I looked at the Kookie shot and saw what was in his beak.
" THANK GOD FOR KOOKIES"
For those that don't live on the East Coast in NSW the Kookie got a deadly Funnel Web Spider which could easily have bitten me.
Kookie with his lunch