Humpbacks and Kookaburras

To: "Simon Mustoe" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Humpbacks and Kookaburras
From: Barry McLean <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 02 19:51:18 -0000
>Before I go, a quick fluffy bird story. I stepped out to leave the house 
>yesterday and an inquisitive Kookaburra flew down towards the door. I 
>crouched down and the bird continued to hop towards until finally it was 
>close enough to allow me to stroke it. Quite bizarre. Either ill or just 

Hi Simon

Haven't heard of any other examples but my mother at Vinifera, near Swan 
Hill had pet kookaburras in the late 1920's and a faamily in Mildura ahd 
several as pets about the same time.  Have seen plenty of 'wild' kookas 
pretty tame though.


         Barry & Roberta McLean
         03 57981213              
         0418 584433
         PO Box 66      
         Violet Town  Vic  3669

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