Kookaburra fishing?

Subject: Kookaburra fishing?
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:42:53 +1000
This is probably old hat to most, if not all, of you, but it was the
first time I've seen this so I thought I'd pass it on...
Minnippi Parklands, this morning (22.3) watched a Kookaburra fly down
from a tree branch and plunge into the lake. Didn't fully immerse
itself, rather splashed onto the surface. It didn't look like it had
made a mistake, either, simply flew back up to the branch and briefly
shook itself. Not sure if it was fishing or bathing or simply going for
a flying insect of some sort and interacting with the lake
as a result of it's attempts? It didn't look like it was bathing - it
did look like it was fishing.
Strange or normal?  
  Colin Reid
So many birds, so little time...... 

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