A Laughing Jackass came to visit!
I heard a commotion on the front porch where the Lorikeets were feeding on some apple and seed I'd put out earlier, so I went to the front door to check out the noise, and there was a kookaburra sitting on the feeder! The Lorikeets will challenge just about any other bird that invades their feeding platform, but the Kookaburra didn't even need to squawk or flap his wings! He didn't move when I opened the door slowly, and still sat there gazing at me when I moved closer. So I got my camera and he didn't even flinch when I took the first one, so I kept snapping pics. I figured he wasn't going to go anywhere until I fed him something other than apple and seed, so I got some meat which was supposed to be for the dog and cat, and he accepted that very happily!
"G'day! What's on the menu?"
"Thank you very much - just what I wanted. A nice piece of fresh meat".
"I'll just go down into the garden to swallow it in peace, and get away from that infernal camera!"
"I'll sit up in this gum tree to digest that meal!"