The everyday of our family farm
How wonderful to see.
Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
Aww so cute. Hope the bale is not being used until the have flown the nest :-) Diane
Each year we have to save the nested bales til last.... which is fine when they build at the back of the shed. A little bit more tricky when they pick bales right at the front of the shed. We don't move the hay on til they have flown the nest.
How cool you sure can keep an eye on them........how did you find that nest........
The kookaburras nest in the hay shed each year. Pretty easy to spot when they first start building as whenever we go to the shed they fly out. Normally the nest is between the top 2 bales, so very high up. You need a pretty long ladder to see in.
What a brilliant experience. Oh, I just read about kookaburras and how three hatchlings become two.
I hadn't heard that Andrew, so just did some research and right you are. Nature is pretty cruel. There was actually 3 eggs and 3 successful hatchlings in this nest. We think there is a 3rd chick behind the biggie on the left but it was taking up so much room it was hard to tell.
Babies are cute!!
Darling little things.
so cute...not seen babies before in the nest, but we have a family that nests down the back (in the trees) that has babies, she had two last year and one this year. Always in our yard getting grubs etc.
I will be visiting NSW at the end of September 2018, so I was very happy to see this picture. I was last in Australia in 1999 and have very fond memories of watching a family of Laughing Kookaburra for an extended period. The young were as big as the adults by that stage.