Kookaburra fishing?

To: "Colin R" <>, <>
Subject: Kookaburra fishing?
From: "Danny Rogers" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 11:24:02 +1100

I've seen this too - in a dam in the backyard at a time when it was infested
with goldfish. There were a couple of Kookaburra that loved them and spent
several weeks hunting there. They were pretty good at catching them, but
always did it with a belly-first splash, and I never saw them use the
spectacular plunge of a river-dwelling kingfisher. They were fun to watch
though, especially when they tried to swallow the Godfish. They would insist
on bashing them against a branch, but had a lot of trouble hanging onto
them. So they managed to hurl a few goldfish a surprising distance and then
see them get stolen by magpies.

Cheers, Danny

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